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7 reasons to buy

  • Several reviewers commended the superb comfort of the Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead shoe that makes it suitable for day to day activities.
  • One pleased reviewer noticed how detail-oriented this Puma shoe is specifically the threading of the sugar skulls that can easily be seen and felt.
  • The suede accents on the upper are a nice touch, as observed by a couple of reviewers.
  • Some wearers said that this edition of the Puma Basket Classic gave them tons of compliments from other people.
  • The majority of purchasers said that they would highly recommend this shoe to anyone.
  • Many buyers loved the Day of the Dead design theme on this Puma shoe.
  • Some buyers appreciated that this Puma shoe is affordable.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers noted that the Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead takes some time breaking in.
  • The laces that come with this shoe are a bit thin and short, according to some reviewers.

Bottom line

Celebrate Día de Los Muertos in style with the Puma Basket Classic Day of the Dead sneakers. Released in October 2017 as part of the “Day of the Dead” Pack along with the Roma and the Platform, this special iteration of the Basket Classic silhouette was able to enthrall consumers with its standout style, impressive and on-point details, and timeless Puma tooling despite its too thin and short laces.

Although this low-top sneaker takes some time breaking in, it still possesses comfort fit for a holiday or even day-to-day activities.


Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $85
Colorways: Black
Special editions: 30 special editions
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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.  

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.

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.