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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Fit & Sizing
Comparable to the core model, the Puma Basket Classic, this Day of the Dead iteration is also based on a basketball shoe DNA with a low-top profile and a traditional lace-up closure. Overall hold and support are adequate. The profile allows unrestricted ankle movement, while the fit is customizable. The tongue features a loop tab for a more secure fit.
The Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead shoes are available for men in Standard width.
Puma Basket Classic Day Of The Dead Style
The Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead Style is a low-top sneaker in an iconic Puma Basket Classic tooling. As part of the “Day of the Dead” pack, the celebration is reflected on the shoe’s overall aesthetics down to the smallest details. Colorful skulls and flowers graphic flaunts the black textile upper for that Día de Los Muertos vibe. The signature Puma look is still embodied as seen on the black suede overlays on the eyestay and heel, black suede Formstrip branding on the side, and different Puma brandings in metallic gold foil finish on the heel, side, and tongue.
The Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead boasts a visual apt for the Día de Los Muertos celebrations with an entire upper displaying signature skull and floral graphics. Aside from the print, some features on this iteration set it apart from the base model. The shoelaces used in this one is thin, while those used in the original Basket Classic are thick and wide.
Puma Basket Classic Day Of The Dead History
In commemoration of the Mexican Holiday Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead, Puma released its “Day of the Dead” pack on October 19th, 2017 via its official website and selected Puma retailers worldwide.
The pack is comprised of new iterations of the three favorite Puma silhouettes such as the Puma Roma, the Puma WMNS Platform, and the Puma Basket Classic. All three shoes received a unique and standout makeover that follows the celebration's theme completed with colorful skulls and flowers design all throughout the black jacquard upper.
Like the other shoes in the pack, the Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead features classic Puma brandings in a gold foil finish on the side panel, tongue, and heel, as well as suede Formstrip on the sides. It retails at $85.
- The Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead also features a rubber outsole for traction and grip.
- Metallic Puma logos are visible on the tongue, heel, and lateral side.