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.

Price
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Special editions

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

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort is topnotch with the Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf.
  • A user loved the summer essence that the shoe offers.
  • The sneaker which kept the utmost quality of the initial release was constructed with premium materials.
  • One buyer was astonished by the unique design of the sneaker and even stated that it made everyone envious of the pair.
  • The sneaker has a price range that is very affordable.
  • The design for the sneaker was stylish and innovative that gives a new sense of modern fashion for the Basket Classic.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users experienced a narrow fit with sneakers and ordering half a size larger addressed their issues.
  • A reviewer disliked the above normal number of eyelets and that the laces were a bit unorthodox.

Bottom line

Revitalizing the Basket Classic in a radiant summer image, the Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf accentuates an active design in a unique colorway. Its flexible low top upper flaunts versatility of movement in a contemporary and fun silhouette. For a sneaker with an achievable price range, quality and performance are off the charts.


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4.3 / 5 based on 7 ratings

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Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf History

The Puma Basket started off as a follow-through model of the iconic Puma Suede way back during the time where the 70s would embrace the 80s. It featured a clean silhouette that is emphasized by its full leather upper. The counterpart of the so-called Suede version was purposely endorsed as basketball shoe but would gradually evolve into a lifestyle sneaker with the help of an underground movement of fans throughout the years.

The Puma Basket's name eventually accumulated grandeur when Puma revived the shoe model and inserted a "Classic" after it. The now refurnished Basket Classic walk the streets in a myriad of colorways and material renovations from textile, suede, canvas, and many more.

In line with the upcoming summer vacation days, Puma decided to create a clothing line that houses models and iterations of apparel with cool and vibrant designs. They branded the refreshing series of clothing and footwear with the title "Culture Surf." From timeless classics like the Puma Suede to undergarments and shorts, the Culture Surf phenomenon was outright contagious enough to stick to almost every garment including the well-reestablished Puma Basket Classic.

The Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf was constructed with a textile upper in a Coastal print. The original Puma Formstrip logo coincides with the dominant image of the upper that has a Puma Basket print along the vamp. Stowing away from the primary leather material, the eccentric mix of summer elements made the sneaker stand-out from the Basket shoe line.

Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf Style

Garments that are most appropriate for summer complement the sneaker's low top appearance but sporting the pair during cold days while wearing pants would also suffice. For those who would like to enhance the Coastal print of the textile upper, skinny jeans would be most adequate.

Fit & Sizing

The Culture Surf iteration of the Puma Basket Classic was manufactured with both men and women. A lacing system of enclosure allows the user to secure the foot while providing the right amount of snug. Those who are interested can purchase the sneaker in a unisex size range from 4 to 13 in medium width.

Notable Features

The Coastal print of the sneaker gives a new sense of flair to the already coveted Puma Basket Classic in a textile upper. The sneaker features round laces which are intertwined into six densely lined eyelets. A metallic Puma branding with a Basket callout is positioned at the lateral sides for a first-hand distinction.

Additional Info

  • The shoe administers the construction of the original Puma Basket rubber cupsole with intricate details on the side supported by a bumper at the toe for protection.
  • The iconic Puma Cat logo enclosed in a heel patch keeps the tradition of most classic Puma shoes.
  • Prominent colorways available for the sneaker model are French Blue, Solar Power, and Puma Black.