Facts

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Low Top

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

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.

High Top

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.

Inspired from

Sports

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.

Casual

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.

Collection

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.

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

11 reasons to buy

  • A high number of users note that these sneakers are comfortable. In relation, one mentioned that it feels more and more comfortable once broken in.
  • Several consumers enjoyed the Puma Basket Classic because they received lots of compliments while wearing it.
  • People from different age groups are able to appreciate the design of these shoes.
  • One reviewer highly appreciates that these are very easy to clean and maintain.
  • A handful of online consumers mention that wearing these sneakers is an excellent way of showing one’s American pride.
  • Majority of testers claim that these fit as expected.
  • The color scheme of this version of Basket Classic is commendable.
  • One user was not disappointed with this sneaker mainly because it is also from the brand Puma. It lives up to the long history of producing high quality and excellent footwear.
  • Some users like the canvas material because it makes the sneakers more lightweight
  • The Puma Basket Classic 4th of July offers support and adapts to the feet over time, said one user.
  • One tester loves the silhouette of these shoes because it creates the illusion of longer feet

2 reasons not to buy

  • The laces of the Basket Classic 4th of July are a bit short.
  • These sneakers are on the narrow side, according to one online commenter.

Bottom line

The Puma Basket Classic 4th of July is a unique rendition of the brand on the iconic Basket Classic silhouette. The style of this sneaker is mismatched, one being dominated by stars while the other has stars. The inconsistency is highlighted further as the shoe have different and contrasting red and blue colors on the Formstrip and upper of the shoe. It makes this classic designed silhouette have a modern and patriotic look that fuses a mix of casual, sporty, and street vibe.


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Puma Basket Classic 4th Of July History

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 its released versions is the Basket C 4th of July pack, which features red, blue, and white colorways with star decorations all over.

Puma Basket Classic 4th Of July Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.