Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
Good to know
Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
Good to know
Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
Good to know
Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
Puma Basket Bow History
Following the success of the Puma Suede Bow that launched as part of a campaign led by Puma brand ambassador and supermodel Cara Delevingne, Puma also took the iconic basketball-inspired Basket silhouette and transformed it into a chic and feminine-meets-sporty kind of sneakers by incorporating an oversized bow in the heel.
Released worldwide on September 13, 2018, the Puma Basket Bow drew inspirations from the classic silhouette and features a full leather upper and suede or satin Formstrip for that signature branding. The shoe is a women’s exclusive model and a part of Puma’s Do You campaign which aims to inspire women with confidence and individuality.
The low-top Puma Basket Bow initially released in four colorways including the classic Puma White – Puma Black, Puma white – winsome Orchid, Whisper White – Puma Aged Silver, and Puma Black. Several more colorways followed including but not limited to Blue Flower and Pearl.
Puma Basket Bow Style
The Puma Basket Bow is a low-top basketball-inspired sneaker based on the classic Puma Basket silhouette. It features the signature Basket tooling, but dressing up the heel is an oversized bow for a sweet and chic statement that balances out the athletic side of the classic silhouette. The upper is made of leather for that street style aesthetic, while the signature Puma Formstrip comes in suede or satin for a bit of a premium touch. The Basket Bow can be worn with shorts, jeans, or dresses for a sporty and feminine look combined.
Fit & Sizing
Ladies can have these beautiful Puma sneakers in women’s sizing that ranges from 5 to 11 in Medium or Standard width. It is constructed with a low-top profile, which offers flexible foot movement while being supportive. This basketball-inspired shoe is further equipped with a lace-up closure system in elastic laces for a snug fit.
The Puma Basket received another modern-day upgrade through the Puma Basket Bow. This recent rendition of the iconic basketball turned lifestyle shoe still looks visually similar to the OG versions, except for one vivid detail that can be difficult to ignore. On the heel is an oversized bow accent, which is identical to that in the Puma Suede Bow shoes. This shoe also features elastic laces.
- The low-top Puma Basket Bow also features perforation detailing along the sides for breathability and added comfort.
- The midsole is textured for increased durability.
- The rubber outsole provides excellent traction.
- The cushioned insoles are branded.
- Signature Puma brandings are displayed on the side, tongue, and heel.
- Other retailers refer to this shoe as the Puma Basket Women’s Bow.