Who should buy the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof

This minimalist Puma sneaker is a good match for you if:

  • You want a shoe with a ribbed toe bumper for protection and durability
  • You prefer a sneaker with ankle collar and tongue with adequate padding
  • You are after a lightweight sneaker that's good for rainy weather

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Logo

Style of the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof

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.

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Midsole

Notable Features

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 versatile lifestyle footwear.

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Laces

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 Basket Classic Weatherproof Toebox

History of the Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof

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 everyday footwear.

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Outsole

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.

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Heel

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.

Puma Basket Classic Weatherproof Collar

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Basket Classic
Style: Minimalist, Retro, Sporty
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket
Closure: Laces
Material: Nubuck, Leather, Rubber Sole, Cup Sole

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Danny McLoughlin

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