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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.

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    $70
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Fit & Sizing

Part of Puma’s collection of Futro (a fusion of future and retro) sneakers is the Puma Basket Crush Perf low-tops,  a women-exclusive model from the brand’s well-received Puma Basket bloodline. The ladies can choose from sizes US 5.5 to 11 in B Medium (Standard) width. 

The fit can be customized with a unique asymmetrical lacing system that’s in place. On the upper and lateral sides are noteworthy perforations that functions for design and ventilation. Overall hold and support are excellent considering its basketball-inspired DNA and full premium leather upper. 

Puma Basket Crush Perf Style

The Puma Basket Crush Perf is another old-meets-new kind of sneakers from the Jumping Cat brand. It fuses the classic silhouette of the Basket with futuristic design details such as asymmetrical lacing system, perforations that form a top-down heart view, and more perforations to the lateral sides. 

The entire upper design may be a bit overpowering, but Puma made sure to tone this down a little by using subtle color themes such as all-white (Puma White) and pink (Bridal Rose).

Notable Features

While the Puma Basket Crush Perf took its DNA from the ever-classic basketball-inspired Puma Basket sneakers, it flaunts a distinct look that's far from the usual Basket or most of its contemporary variations. 

The futuristic design of this shoe quickly makes it a standout pair. Aside from the asymmetrical laces, this shoe forms a heart-shaped perforation design accent when each pair is placed together and viewed from above. 

Puma Basket Crush Perf History

Puma first released the Puma Basket shoes in 1968 as a performance basketball shoe and the leather counterpart of the soft and buttery Puma Suede. As with the Suede and other classic models from Puma, this icon successfully evolved from being purely a performance shoe into a lifestyle-based one. 

Throughout the years, the Basket got many versions that vary in design or materials. The Puma Basket lineup is now comprised of multiple reinterpretations of the original silhouette, including but not limited to the Puma Basket Heart, Puma Basket Bow, Puma Basket Platform, and Puma Basket Swan. 

Recently, this intensive lineup is joined by a futuristic take on the retro Basket model. Dubbed as the Puma Basket Crush Perf, the low-top shoe features prominent perforation design details on a Basket Crush silhouette. These perforations, interestingly, form a heart-shaped design when the pairs are placed side-by-side and viewed from the top. 

The Basket Crush is one of the many modernized Basket renditions that is characterized by a unique asymmetrical lacing system.  

Additional Info

  • The Puma Basket Crush Perf features a premium leather upper, textured rubber midsole, and full rubber outsole for traction. 
  • The lateral sides display the Puma Formstrip branding. The metallic Puma Cat logo, on the other hand, is at the heel.