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Puma has decided to make gaming shoes that are “sock-like,” “comfortable,” “lightweight,” and “grippy.” According to Puma, the shoes are the perfect gaming tool for arena and home use. Okay!

There are loads of wonderful sneakers from numerous shoe companies, and I am not convinced that gaming footwear is anything less than a cash grab.

What’s the best gaming footwear for home use? Probably socks! For arena use? Probably any comfortable shoes.


Maybe competitive music game players will find a use for these, or VR players on waxed floors. But for everyone else, it’s hard to see the point.

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.

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