Not everyone is willing to part ways with their hard-earned money over a pair of Yeezys. That’s why many frugal sneakerheads look for Puma shoes that look like Yeezys.
Here are some of the best sneaker options from Puma that resemble the Yeezy shoes, from the ultra-popular Boost 350 to the unconventional Boost 500 and 700.
1. Puma Flyer Runner (Yeezy Boost 350)
It might not be the first Adidas Yeezy model that was released, but the Boost 350 is definitely the one most people associate with when they think of the word “Yeezy”.
In fact, it’s so popular that there have been plenty of counterfeits being sold around the world, which leads me to believe that the silhouette is one of the most influential Yeezys.
The Puma shoe that reminds me a lot of the Boost 350 Yeezys is the Puma Flyer Runner. It’s a simple pair of sneakers that focuses on style and comfort.
Similar to the Boost 350, the Puma Flyer Runner features a breathable mesh upper and cushioned midsoles, which according to many people, is not only light but also very airy.
Does it look exactly like the Yeezy Boost 350? Absolutely not.
Unlike the Yeezys, the Puma Flyer Runner doesn’t have a “sock-like” fit. It looks more like a traditional pair of casual trainers that use a simple lace-up closure.
That said, it’s one of the most affordable Yeezy alternatives you can buy. If the thought of buying a pair of Yeezys frightens you, then you’ll be happy to hear that these Pumas retail for just $60.
2. Puma RS-X (Yeezy Boost 700)
Chunky silhouette or multi-layered look? Enter Puma RS-X, a fusion of both, with a range of vibrant colorways and an equally vibrant personality.
Not only is it one of the most budget-friendly Puma models released, but it has a timeless design that resembles the Yeezy Boost 700, particularly the “Wave Runner”.
The Yeezy Boost 700 “Wave Runner” first debuted during the Yeezy Season 5 fashion show in 2017, boasting a chunkier look than seen before and a range of new colors to match.
You’ll find new releases of the Yeezy Boost “Wave Runner” each year, however, if you’re looking for the original release, expect to part ways with $1,000 of your hard-earned money per pair.
A cheaper alternative is the Puma RS-X. For just a fraction of the price (about 10%), you’ll get your hands on a similar version of the Yeezy Boost 700.
I purchased 2 pairs (one for me and one for my girlfriend) for Christmas and she was so happy. The sneaker pairs well with many outfits and the chunky look attracts plenty of compliments.
3. Puma Ignite Limitless SR evoKNIT (Yeezy Boost 350 V2)
The Puma Ignite Limitless SR Evoknit is the closest thing you’ll get from Puma if you want a much more affordable look-alike of the Yeezy Boost 350 V2 Beluga.
Similar to the Beluga, which has a combination of steeple gray and solar red on the upper, the Puma Limitless has a combination of iron gray and shocking orange.
The colors aren’t exactly identical, but they are similar.
Not only are both sneakers fitted with a breathable sock-like upper, but both shoes are also fitted with abundant cushioning (Boost midsole for Adidas and Ignite foam for Puma).
You wouldn’t want to wear these Puma shoes for actual running, but they’re amazing to wear as a pair of casual lifestyle sneakers that you can rely on every day for daily activities.
And the best part is, these Pumas won’t cost you an arm and a leg.
4. Puma RS-X3 (Yeezy Boost 700)
The first thing that struck me when I first saw the Puma RS-X3 was how closely it resembles the Yeezy Boost 700, specifically the shape that gives off a “dad shoe” vibe.
Moreover, the chunkiness and the overlays (different materials on the upper) of the Pumas are pretty much identical to the ones you see on the Yeezy Boost 700.
However, even though the Puma RS-X3 is much cheaper, it’s on par with Yeezys in terms of cushioning. Puma takes its RS cushioning to another level, boasting pillow-like comfort and feel.
So, for anyone who’s too frugal to buy the Yeezy 700, the Puma RS-X3 is definitely a shoe you should consider. It’s available in plenty of colorways and is much cheaper than Yeezys.
5. Puma Storm Summer Mesh (Adidas Yeezy 500)
I came across the Puma Storm Summer Mesh when I was casually browsing on Amazon, and it immediately reminded me of the Adidas Yeezy 500 because both shoes look similar.
To be honest, the Yeezy 500 is a pair of sneakers that don’t actually resemble the other popular Yeezys. It’s super chunky, has a “blocky” design, and features muted colors.
That said, if you’re hesitant to pay more than $200 for the Yeezy 500, the Puma Storm Summer Mesh is a great alternative that is more affordable and offers the best bang for your buck.
It’s a dazzling pair of summer kicks, one that is easy to style with many outfits. Men can wear it with cropped pants or chinos, while women can pair it with skinny jeans or tattered shorts.