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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Basket Classic is a low-priced sneaker.
  • The pair provides a great fit according to some buyers.
  • Most users said that the Basket Classic is comfortable.
  • Some consumers use the sneakers every day.
  • A considerable number of online shoppers said that the Puma Basket Classic goes well with a lot of outfits.
  • Several fans have had more than their share of different pairs across the years.
  • A handful noted that it is basically still a retro of the first Basket Classic.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A few users found that the width of the sneakers is too narrow.
  • A couple of reviewers were disappointed about the support of the Puma Basket Classic. They said that it’s not done the way the original was made.
  • A handful were extremely disappointed that there are no wide widths.

Bottom line

The Puma Basket Classic is a stylish pair that can fit the budget of most individuals. The leather, which eventually adjusts to the user’s unique foot shape, gives a good fit. It is the pair for people looking to have an everyday lifestyle shoe that is wallet-friendly and still stylish. Its classic look is ideal for a variety of styles.


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4.5 / 5 based on 57 ratings

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Puma Basket Classic History

The Basket Classic originated from the silhouette of the Puma Basket that was released in 1968. It’s the leather counterpart of the iconic Puma Clyde. Initially intended for basketball use, the model has undergone reissues in various styles and colorways. This durable sneaker manages to stay relevant even after five decades. The unique look in combination the simple design makes the pair a classic. It also climbed the heights of popularity when it made it to the sneakers Hall of Fame.

Leather was the material choice for the upper of this classic footwear which is also great for the winter season. The typical Puma vamp is featured on this shoe. Different colorways were applied, with white being the most sought-after and the black/white and red/white also won the hearts of Puma wearers.

In celebration of the company’s firmly established history, the Super Basket model was released.

Puma Basket Classic Style

Users can either dress up or dress down wearing the Puma Basket Classic. It is suitable for a variety of clothes including shorts, dresses and jeans. Users can even add an athletic sweater to keep warm.

Kylie Jenner was seen wearing the classic pair with pink sweatpants, a pink sweatshirt and a denim jacket with fur. Margot Robbie wore it with a long-sleeved mini dress. Cara Delevigne went laidback style wearing the Basket Classic.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Basket Classic runs true to size. Available sizes for men range from 3 to 14. For women, sizes 3 to 12 are offered. The pair originated from a basketball warm-up shoe and provides excellent hold and support. The lace closure allows a snug fit. The leather upper eventually stretches to conform to the shape of the user’s foot. The thickness of the material provides more protection.

Notable Features

Without a doubt, the silhouette of this shoe is easily its most notable feature. As simple and almost modest the form of this shoe is, it is basically the Puma Clyde dressed in leather. The Puma Clyde, as sneaker fans know, is also one of the most popular and distinguishable forms around.

In the Puma Basket Classic, the renowned Formstrips are very much around as clear indication of the shoe’s manufacturer. The low cut basketball DNA is very much relevant for fans across the decades. Summarily, a single look at this shoe and one can almost easily figure out why it looks so familiar. Despite an unassuming style, the shoe’s silhouette remains to be a top drawer in Puma’s arsenal of classic sneakers.

Additional Info

  • The rubber outsole provides excellent traction.
  • The lateral side is embellished with the Puma Basket label while the heel has the iconic cat logo.
  • The shoe penetrated the hip-hop scene and eventually became an icon of pop culture.
  • The PUMA formstrip is found on both sides of the sneaker.
  • Twin fashion designers Dee and Ricky Jackson had a collaboration with the company and redesigned the Puma Basket Classic.
  • In 2017, the sneakers became a part of the 4th of July Pack.