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  • Top

    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
    $85
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Fit & Sizing

The Puma Basket Classic Textured is exclusively available in men's sizes. The gentlemen can choose from sizes 4 to 13, while the ladies who want to own a pair can go 1.5 sizes down from their regular shoe size.

The shoe, for the most part, fits true to size but some have reported it to be a bit narrower than what they expected.

Puma Basket Classic Textured Style

With a design that seamlessly combines classic sporty looks and luxury, the Puma Basket Classic Textured can add a hint of sophistication to your streetwear style. Pair it with jeans, shorts or joggers for that off-duty look or dress it in chinos and polo shirts for a sharper ensemble.

Notable Features

The shoe's upper is crafted from leather that provides durability and style. The pair offers a distinct style to the consumers with its tonal reptile-embossed sides. Both the tongue and collar are padded for extra cushioning and comfort. Lastly, perforation detailing are placed on the sides of the shoe for breathability.

Puma Basket Classic Textured History

Released in 1971, the Puma Basket was introduced as a sneaker for basketball warm-ups. Puma launched the Basket as the leather counterpart of the iconic Puma Suede. The Basket's sleek profile and sophisticated design coupled with the leather upper resulted in a premium looking shoe which became its signature style it is known for today. Basketball players preferred to use this pair during the winter season for its warmth and comfort, while ordinary people have embraced it for its simplicity and premium style.

Since then, the Puma Basket has held its fame and has evolved into countless styles and iterations. One of these iterations is the Puma Basket Classic Textured that features a tonal upper with textured sides. This reptile-like texture provides a unique appeal to the shoe while maintaining its classic design.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is available in D Medium width.
  • The pair’s collar features a soft knit lining for added comfort.

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