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. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.

Facts

Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $100
Special editions: 22 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.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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