We spent 6.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Many players are pleasantly surprised that these Puma basketball shoes actually perform well on court.
  • Several potential buyers are saying that the Clyde Court Disrupt from Puma looks great.
  • A lot of wearers just love how the combination of NRGY and IGNITE cushions deliver great comfort.
  • Like the Zoom Kobe 1 Protro, some are saying that these Puma shoes are quite supportive.
  • A lot of those who left comments say that they are happy to recommend these mid-top basketball shoes to friends and family.
  • The knit material in the upper of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt is well implemented according to a number of testers. Buyers have a similar praise about the KT 4’s knit upper.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some players wish that there are other color options.
  • For a handful of testers, there are a few aspects with the traction that could still use a little improvement.

Bottom line

It is safe to say that the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt is a pleasant surprise. Looking at these Puma basketball shoes in pictures alone can really make some doubt the shoes’ ability to deliver well on court. However, their opinions dramatically change when they play in these hoop shoes. Many of them say that the shoes are comfortable and that they are pretty supportive. There are also mentions of how attractive these Puma shoes look, making them fit for casual  use as well.


Expert Reviews

84 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Overall, this was a super fun shoe to play in. The cushion was interesting to say the least. It was not what I was expecting. It's definitely not how it looks.

  • 88 / 100 | JAHRONMON | | Level 5 expert

    It's really impressive. I mean, both the materials and the fit are absolutely A1. The cushioning system is ow on thrills but it provides a lot of substance which does help you focus on your game rather than what's on your feet. I will admit that both the support and traction do need a little bit of tweaking but under the right circumstances the Court Clyde Disrupt can become one of your favorite hoop shoes to play ball in.

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I wasn’t sure what to think of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt when it was initially unveiled. Parts of the shoe looked solid while other components, I thought, were questionable. However, once I received a pair and took it for a spin the shoes wound up being one of the more fun models to play in this year (so far).

  • 79 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    I started out hating em. The more I played in em, the more I started to like em. And, you know, they were definitely doable. They're not gonna be in my rotation. If you're like a big man, it's kinda of a decent big man shoe to be honest. Impact protection is there but it's also very very supportive and very durable. So that's good. Outdoor use is very good.

  • 60 / 100 | Hoop And Life | | Level 5 expert

    I've got to say, I truly am suprised and impressed. From the beginning, you would just look at pictures of the shoe you're like, "Yo, how can this shoe be a good, you know, hoop shoe?" But hey, like I said, a lot of you guys will be surprised and impressed when you guys actually have a pair of these and when you be hooping in them.

  • 84 / 100 | SoleCollector | | Level 4 expert

    Whether it’s a just function of those decreased expectations, or a legitimate surprise, I can say that the shoe is not only not bad, but pretty good. In fact, I favor it over models from some of the more established lines available now—particularly Kevin Durant's Nike KD 11.

Become an expert

The original Puma Clyde first appeared in 1973. It was the much celebrated signature shoe of Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier who led the New York Knicks to two NBA championships.

In 2018, the Clyde is transformed into the Clyde Court Disrupt. It is a perfect blend of throwback and current. It has the vintage looks that give it that undeniable lifestyle appeal. But it also features the innovative NRGY and IGNITE foams that deliver impact protection and court feel. It also has reliable support features and great multidirectional traction on various floor types.

“We’ll take inspiration from the past, but we won’t be tied down by it.”

Puma couldn’t have said it better.

Cushion. The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt features a hybrid or combination of NRGY and IGNITE in the midsole. NRGY foam powers the wearer’s every step while the IGNITE caged foam stabilizes their ride. The synergy of both these foams delivers amazing impact protection and court feel.

Traction. The outsole of the Clyde Court Disrupt is the inverse of that of the original. This means that what is recessed in the original is raised here, and what is raised in the original is recessed here. Nevertheless, this pattern has a great multidirectional grip on many types of floors, effectively supporting the player’s aggressive movements as he drives toward the basket.

Length and Width. These Puma basketball shoes are advertised as true to size, but new buyers both online and offline are advised to find ways to first try these shoes on just to be sure about the fit.

Lockdown. The revived Puma Clyde provides support in a number of ways. First is through its laces. The lacing system is a bit modified in the sense that the last two loops are located way down, almost in the lower half of the rear lateral and medial sides. This setup allows the shoe, especially the rear part, to grasp the ankle and the whole foot more securely when the laces are tightened.

Second is through the heel counter that works in synergy with the heel cage to keep the wearer’s ride stable and secure. Their synergistic effect also stops the foot from sliding out of the footbed.

A large part of the upper is made of engineered knit that is designed to deliver huge amounts of support, flexibility, and breathability. It is made durable, too.

The integrated tongue and collar is made of a stretchy material that is engineered to deliver the perfect blend of flexibility and support.

The inner sleeve of the shoe is generously padded to further ensure comfort and deliver a better fit.

A reimagined version of a 1973 sneaker icon, the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt has an undeniably vintage look that makes it such an attractive shoe for casual use. It is often paired with joggers and even denims. There are also those who rock them with gym shorts and tights. The shoe’s throwback look is the very reason many hoopers are surprised that it actually performs really well on court.

The shoe features the famous Formstrip on the lateral side. It has a ‘PUMA’ callout prominently displayed on the tongue tab. On its heel counter, the shoe features the prized Puma logo while on the heel tab it displays the ‘1973’ callout, which of course references the year the original Puma Clyde was released.

The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt is available in the Red Blast colorway, which is actually a flashy combination of bright orange and yellow.

Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.