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Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, White
Special editions: 30 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc adequately conforms true to standard sizing. Its lace-up system of enclosure provides the security as well as the ample amount of snugness the wearer prefers.

The shoe model was produced for both men and women in medium widths. Full size runs from men run from 6 to 13.

The sneaker's low top form implies versatility when it comes to clothing options. Wardrobe for light recreational activities would suffice as well as casual everyday clothing. Prominent colorways of the sneaker feature tonal uppers which are perfect for smart casual apparel.

Colorways for the Animal Croc include a monochromatic tint from upper to the sole that deviates from the colorful Formstrip brandings of some editions on the original line. The noticeable difference of this sneaker is the Croc-textured Formstrip running at the panels.

Puma started its roots with the introduction of soccer-centric models like the "Atom" way back in the 40s. Since then, their strong legacy as a Soccer-sponsored was unhinged up to the present day. But progress would also mean diversification. Thus, their penetration into different enterprises occurred including the highly buzzed sport of basketball.

The Puma Suede was released 1968 and was originally intended for basketball. It became one of the iconic sneakers when Tommie Smith and John Carlos, each won Gold and Bronze medals respectively, raised one of their hands in support for human rights during the crowning of the 1968 Olympic Games. Both of them removed their Puma Suedes and went barefoot as they projected their historical gesture.

The popularity of the Suede gave birth to another version with a full leather upper. The Puma Basket, the answer to the Puma Suede, was released in 1971 which has perforations along the formstrip and a rubber sole. Again, this model was created purposely for basketball as manifested by its name but would soon be a core model for different colorways in the future.

The Puma Basket Classic was the retro of the Basket in the more recent years, and different iterations of the brand were spontaneously released in its more than a half-century time frame. Elements like textile, canvas, and leather were materials utilized to create new colorways of the sneaker. One of the radical versions of the sneaker was the Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc which features a subtly scaled Formstrip.

  • The collar and the tongue are padded for a cozy entrance of the foot.
  • The sneaker maintained the structure from the original's rubber cupsole for ground cushioning and grip from the outer part.
  • Puma Basket Branding is positioned above the Formstrip with perforations running along its perimeter.

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