Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $100
Special editions: 30 special editions
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The Puma Basket Classic 4th of July is a men’s sneaker that has sizes ranging from 4-15 US. These sneakers come in a lace-up closure with thin, round cotton laces. It allows a more secure and permits a customizable fit to the feet.

In commemoration of Independence Day, Puma released its 4th of July pack which includes different silhouettes like the Puma Basket Classic. These star-spangled sneakers scream nothing but America as it sports the stars and stripes in colors red, white, and blue. These sneakers are designed with the signature Formstrip as it stays consistent with the iconic design of the Basket Classic.

Although these sneakers shout the 4th of July, it can be used all year round. Along with the other silhouettes of this 4th of July series, these sneakers come in a unique mismatched style-- one with stripes dominating, while the other has stars.  These sneakers can be easily styled and paired with a simple shirt and jeans for a casual look that has a great pop of color.

Although firstly created as a basketball warm-up sneaker, the Basket Classic has come a long way from dominating not just the sports arena but the hip-hop and pop culture as well. Composed of a textile upper, these sneakers not only makes one street-style ready but it makes one showcase his American pride as well because of its stars and stripes mismatched design. It also dons a rubber outsole for durability and added traction.

The Puma Basket Classic got its DNA from the Puma Basket sneakers released in 1968. As the leather counterpart of the classic Puma Clyde sneakers, Puma Basket was initially intended as a basketball warm-up sneaker. Sporting a leather upper, this shoe was designed as a winter shoe. More so, it has a unique look that is clean and simple making its overall look mature and sophisticated.

Until 1971, the shoe basked its glory and went through different reiterations of colorways, materials, and designs. One of the released versions from Puma is the Basket C 4th of July pack, which features red, blue, and white colorways with star decorations all over.

  • The signature Formstrip is styled with stars and stripes for that more patriotic look.
  • Branding is kept minimal as the logo can only be seen on the tongue. The Basket label, on the other hand, can be spotted on the lateral side of the sneaker.