How to Make Your Own Puma Shoe

by Cam Middour

Puma has created an online interface that allows you to design your own shoes and buy them online. This service is called the "PUMA Mongolian Shoe BBQ," which is based on the idea of the Mongolian BBQ-style restaurant, where you pick the ingredients of your meal.

Step 1

Go to and click on "Start designing your own shoe."

Step 2

Choose between three basic Puma styles, click the box beside "Men's" or "Women's" shoes and select your U.S. shoe size.

Step 3

Choose your side strip material. Your choices will vary, depending on what shoe you selected.

Step 4

Choose side strip color. Your choices will vary depending on what material you selected.

Step 5

Repeat steps 3 and 4 for the "Top" and "Back" sections of your shoes.

Step 6

Click "Buy Now," or add shoes to a bag if you'd like to create another pair.

Step 7

Log in if you have an account, or you can "continue without account" and enter your payment information.


  • Puma sometimes has promo codes on its website that will get you a discount. Custom shoes can sometimes take up to six weeks to ship.


  • Puma will not ship to P.O. Boxes.

About the Author

Cam Middour has an M.F.A. in writing from Columbia University, and has worked for "The New Yorker," "Narrative Magazine," and the Poetry Society of America. Her work is forthcoming, or has appeared in "New England Review," "Western Humanities Review," "Sarah Lawrence Review" and others. She has been writing professionally for seven years.