Verdict from 63 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Because of the leather upper, one commenter highly appreciates the fact that it holds up during the rain.
  • A significant number of users claim that these sneakers are comfortable to use all day.
  • These sneakers are very easy to clean and therefore easy to maintain, according to one tester.
  • A couple of buyers gave positive notes on how stylish these are. It has the right amount of sparkle for everyday wear.
  • Receiving compliments from wearing the Basket Classic Metal were greatly enjoyed by some of the wearers.
  • One of the users claimed that this one of his favorite shoes and would recommend these to anyone.

2 reasons not to buy

  • An avid Puma fan felt disappointed that these kicks have a narrower fit compared to other Puma sneakers.
  • Squeaking on every step is one of the complaints of one purchaser.

Bottom line

Coming from the heritage of a classic sneaker, the Puma Basket Classic Metal receives a bolder and shinier update. These sneakers are adorned with a shimmery geometric print, giving it a standout look that cannot be ignored.

Comfort matches the style of this eye-catching shoe because of its soft woven mesh and lightly padded interior and footbed. Fusing these qualities together make these sneakers well-loved and a nice addition to anyone's collection.

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Good to know

The Puma Basket Classic Metal is made for both men and women. Medium width sizes are offered for both sexes. The gentlemen can choose from a wide range of sizes from 4-13 while the ladies can select sizes from 5.5-11.

The Basket Classic Metal cannot go unnoticed in its bold new look. The upper is composed of smooth synthetic leather, decorated with a geometric metallic print, reminiscent of a soccer jersey. Adding a slight texture on the printed sneaker is a perforated textile Formstripe logo.

Despite releasing in grayscale colorways—black and white, the style of these remain to stand out because of its metallic gold and silver embellishments. Because of this, letting the sneaker stand out by pairing it with a simple outfit like a shirt and jeans is recommended.

One of the most evident changes in these low-top sneakers is its bold, lustrous print, opposite from the initial design of the Basket Classics. Additionally, despite having minimal branding, these sneakers placed an interesting tweak on the Puma Formstripe and PUMA Cat logo, using a perforated woven textile. It is seated on a rubber outsole with a ribbed toe bumper that adds toe protection.

The Puma Basket, which was released in 1968,was initially intended as a basketball warm-up shoe. It sported a leather upper with the iconic Puma logo on the vamp of the shoe. Even after five decades, the Basket Classics remain to be relevant.

Over the years, the sneaker got different renditions. More so it transcended from being a pre-game shoe to being a choice of footwear by the hip-hop community to being a staple on the pop culture world. One of the variations of the Baskets is the Puma Basket Classic Metal.

  • The Puma Basket Classic Metal ensures a cozy and comfortable interior with its padded tongue and collar.


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