Verdict from 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Some buyers of the weatherproof version of the Basket Classic by Puma were adamant that this shoe is easily a must-have.
  • A handful of reviewers mentioned exclaimed that the shoe is extremely comfortable.
  • Several purchasers were impressed with the out-of-the-box comfort offered by the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof. 
  • A few diehard fans of the Puma Basket Classic line noticed that the shoe is very much like the original model, but with the added protection against inclement weather.
  • The shoe is quite affordable.
  • It is very light despite the weatherproof quality.
  • The nubuck leather used on the upper provides a premium look and feel without costing much.

1 reason not to buy

  • A few reviewers remarked that the upper is prone to holding dirt and a little hard to clean.

Bottom line

Puma turns the Basket Classic into an all-weather sneaker by utilizing a weatherproof upper. Despite the new feature, fans of this line should have no trouble discerning the iconic silhouette that has made this shoe one of the most popular in Puma’s horde of shoes. 

The rustic appeal, instant comfort, and affordable price tag should have sneaker fans excited about the Basket Classic Weatherproof.

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Good to know

Puma delivers a very average fit in the Basket Classic Weatherproof. It should offer a very comfortable fit to those with standard foot measurements. The basketball DNA of the shoe brings a nice blend of support and flexibility. 

A dose of rustic beauty is very much in line with the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof. It offers a retro style that still resonates with the ever-changing trends of today. Sneaker fans who wish to look cool in their jeans or shorts will find the shoe a very willing partner.

There are two standout features in the shoe that makes it different from many of the versions of the Puma Basket Classic. The first one is the weatherproof upper that should keep off water during slight rain or when walking along wet pavements. It makes the shoe a versatile lifestyle footwear.

The second feature that is rather appreciated by many is the nubuck leather. It allows sneaker fans to get a pair without having to swallow the usual stiff price of some shoes with this kind of premium look and feel. The nubuck leather also highlights the iconic silhouette that has made the shoe a constant sight in thousands of shoe closets.

Puma came up with a leather sibling of the Puma Suede by introducing the Puma Basket in 1968. Although it was unveiled as a warm-up basketball shoe, it did not take long for sneaker fans and the hip-hop community to turn this shoe into an everyday footwear.

The leather upper was also quite significant as it provides good durability while soon to be unmistakable silhouette was still very much distinctive. From the basketball court, it soon crossed over into the shoe closet of average Joes and Janes.

Several decades after it was released, the Puma Basket continues to evolve in so many ways. In the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof, the Jumping Cat brand adds a new nubuck leather for a more premium look and enhanced comfort. Part of this new upper is a weatherproof feature that should allow sneaker fans to enjoy their lifestyle, even in inclement weather.

  • A ribbed toe bumper enhances protection and durability.
  • The ankle collar and tongue have adequate padding for comfort.
  • The Jumping Cat logo is prominently displayed on the heel.


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