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7 reasons to buy

  • Lots of purchasers often describe the Puma Basket Bow as a beautiful shoe. 
  • The majority of reviewers observe the comfortable feeling it gives on foot.
  • Many buyers like the bow design accent on the heel because it gives a chic touch to the classic look of the Puma Basket
  • Several testers state that the fit of the Basket Bow is perfect.
  • Some buyers note that this Puma sneaker is easy to keep clean.
  • Buyers have numerous colorway options for the Bow version of the classic Puma Basket shoe.
  • A couple of reviewers happily report that loads of people give compliments on these low-top shoes.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some reviewers dislike that the Puma Basket Bow is too flat.
  • A small number of purchasers wish that the bow is removable. 

Bottom line

Puma upgrades the Basket silhouette with an oversized bow accent in the heel for a fresh look through the Puma Basket Bow. Like the Suede Bow, it receives positive responses for giving a feminine touch to the athletic built of the basketball-inspired low-tops.

Setting aside aesthetics, the Basket Bow is highly-rated for more noteworthy reasons - superb comfort superb, perfect fit, and multiple colorways options. Although the bow accent is not removable, the Basket Bow is still considered by many as a chic sneaker to add to their collection.


Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Blue, Pink, White
Special editions: 22 special editions
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Buyers can have these beautiful Puma sneakers in women’s sizing. 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 and customized fit.

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.

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.

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.   

  • The low-top Puma Basket Bow also features perforation detailing along the sides for breathability and added comfort.
  • Its 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.


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