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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.
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).
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 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.
- 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.