Verdict from 100+ user reviews

11 reasons to buy

  • The K-Swiss ST329 CMF is highly recommended by several satisfied buyers.
  • Many were pleased with the cushioning offered by the Comfort Memory Foam.
  • Most reviewers were pleased with its fit especially after giving its leather upper adequate break-in time.
  • A couple of buyers emphasized that the lace-up feature allowed them to buckle down and achieve a comfortable fit.
  • Many appreciated the quality of the leather it provides as it lasted them over a year.
  • Some of those who approved of the ST329 CMF’s shock-absorbing features kept one or more pairs in their sneaker closet.
  • A wearer who has a gout problem and needed superbly supported kicks was thrilled with this shoe and used it several days a week.
  • A critic praised its aesthetics as it doesn’t look masculine for the woman’s feet.
  • A good number of broad footed wearers gave this kick a high rating.
  • It met the expectations of plenty of users regarding style.
  • As noted by some, its super thick sole with distinct lugs grants traction.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Quite several reviewers mentioned that it would have been advantageous if the Comfort Memory Foam is removable and not glued on the shoe.
  • Some complained that this kick is somewhat more massive than expected.
  • Several users noted that it’s stiff right out of the box.

Bottom line

K-Swiss brought back its court-style classic, the low-top ST329 and traded the customary sock liner with a Comfort Memory Foam which gained the approval of sneaker lovers and followers of this style. Repeat buyers considered such added feature a plus factor in achieving all-day ultimate foot comfort. Its well-made leather cover tends to be stiff right off the box, but it becomes pliable through constant use. With its budget-friendly cost, some didn’t have second thoughts in buying one or more pairs.

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Good to know

The low-top K-Swiss ST329 CMF can be purchased in men’s sizes from 6.5 to 15 US, in different width options from medium to extra wide. Women would need to go 1.5 sizes down to get a suitable size in men’s. It comes with a true-to-size built with plenty of cushioning on its footbed. The ghillie lacing system allows you to buckle down according to your desired fit.

K-Swiss celebrates its long-standing court heritage with the revival of the ST329, enhanced by the addition of a CMF cushioned sock liner and outfitted with a leather façade. You can play up its style which comes in an array of neutral and earth-tone shades, such as white, black, grey, stingray, dark olive, and pepper, with a medley of spring, summer, and autumn casual wear.

Apart from its classic charm, the major selling point of the K Swiss ST329 CMF is its memory foam unit. Such cushioning element, complemented by a padded collar and interior, grants optimum comfort to the feet. These features are supported by a sturdy outsole made of durable tread pattern. 

K-Swiss is regarded as a definitive court classic established in 1966 by brothers and US immigrants from Switzerland Ernie and Art Brunner. Their love for skiing and interest in tennis were evident with the release of their first sneaker, a tennis-specific shoe called Classic.

The K-Swiss Classic incorporated the essential support elements of ski cleats such as side bindings and D-ring lace system that intended to support the feet, particularly during lateral movements. This all-leather court shoe was K-Swiss’ ticket to popularity as it instantly became a staple across the US and eventually the world, on and off the court.

K-Swiss’ magnetism among sneaker fans earned itself the 10th spot among America’s top 200 small companies, as ranked by Forbes in 2000. On the same year, the brand dropped the chunky, low-top K-Swiss ST329, which was easily welcomed by supporters of baggy clothing. One of the updated versions of this shoe is the K-Swiss ST329 CMF that’s loaded with cushioning support called the Comfort Memory Foam.

  • K-Swiss ST329 CMF’s upper is composed of tough-wearing leather.
  • The “CMF” stands for Comfort Memory Foam.
  • The padded collar is lined with textile.
  • The sturdy outsole is fabricated with Draggaurd abrasion-resistant rubber and Aosta rubber lugs.
  • Its midsole is made of molded EVA foam.


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