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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.

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- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.


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

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

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We spent 6.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The sneaker is reasonably priced given that it is constructed with high-quality materials.
  • The Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc's structure conforms perfectly to standard sizing.
  • The leather upper of the sneaker was easy to clean.
  • The shoe provided a good amount of comfort.
  • The overall positive reception from users qualifies it as a sneaker for a recommendation.
  • A reviewer loved the all-white hue of the shoe.
  • The sneaker displays an understated hint of class in a simple yet stylish silhouette.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Although the Animal Croc version of the Puma Basket Classic has a smooth appearance, its drawback was that it might crease easily with continuous wear.
  • The low profile structure might not provide enough ankle support.

Bottom line

Consistently renovating the timeless Basket Classic, Puma adds another innovative edition into its line up. The Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc showcases a sleek and low top model with hints of reptilian nature on the side for a classy design. Its tonal colorway coincides with numerous clothing options from everyday casual wear to formal gatherings.



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Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc History

Puma started its roots with the introduction of football-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.

Puma Basket Classic Animal Croc Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

  • 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.