Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.
Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.
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As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.
Neutral / cushion / high arch
Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.
Stability / overpronation / normal arch
Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.
Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet
Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.
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Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.
Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.
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The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.
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Puma Basket Heart Patent History
Puma gives the Puma Basket a feminist make-over in this Puma Basket Heart Patent sneaker. The Puma Basket is a popular basketball warm-up sneaker released in 1968 and is it considered as one of the iconic Puma shoe models to date.
The 60s was a time of basketball shoe emergence, which was not a surprise as basketball was also beginning to take global stage. During this decade, a couple of brands, besides Puma, were also starting to grow as force when it comes to basketball shoes.
A durable warm-up shoe, the Basket was used on many round and pickup games and later on it also created a buzz in the hip-hop scene. Puma’s prevalence basically started with the introduction of the Basket.
Unlike its smoother and velvety cousin in the Puma Suede, the Basket was a no-hassle, extremely durable, and technology-filled shoe that was sought by the serious basketball crowd. By some accounts, the Suede was a follow up to the original Basket, which makes the latter even more significant where basketball DNA and true history are concerned in Puma’s lineage.
The anticipated popularity of the Puma Basket in the basketball community saw it being worn by people from all walks of life. At one time or another, it found its way in the shoe racks of professionals, college basketball players, pick-up game enthusiasts, and the regular Joes.
Almost 50 years after its first release, the Basket’s charmed existence is very much evident in the numerous collaborations and versions that are quite easily founded on its pure essence: simplicity. Today, the Puma Basket is available in several versions and eye-catching colorways.
The Basket Heart Patent adopts the original shape and design of the Basket including the Puma’s signature side stripes or the Formstrip. To capture the heart of the sneakerqueens, the shoe upper features the smooth patent leather material and the oversized satin laces that made it stylish and appealing.
Puma Basket Heart Patent Style
Fun and adorable, the Puma Basket Heart Patent is a stylish and unique fashion show for sneakerqueens. The pretty satin laces blend well with the leather upper, making the shoe truly eye-catching. Worn with style and confidence, this sneaker goes will with almost everything – from shorts and skirts to skinny jeans and leggings
Fit & Sizing
The Basket Heart Patent sneaker is available in women’s version. It has a nice fit for those with standard foot measurements. The presence of the comfortable sockliner enhances the overall fit. Puma offers this sneaker in sizes 5.5 to 11.
The people behind the creative genius of the original Puma Basket sought to make this model more vibrant, relevant, and pleasing to the current crowd, particularly the ladies. In the Basket Heart Patent, satin adorns the shoe to form a rather elegant and very prominent heart-shaped lacing system.
The heart is not only eye-catching, but also serves as a fundamental part of the fit and hold of this shoe. In a very ingenious and conspicuous way, Puma brings together the best of fashion and functionality with this kind of lacing system.
For those who want to make loud fashion statements without looking weird or without thinning their wallets, the Puma Basket Heart Patent is simply a shoe that will get more than a sideways glance.
Besides this standout feature, the iconic silhouette of the original Puma Basket is still distinctly found in this current variation. Like most timeless shapes, this one continues to shine despite the now more show-stopping feature of the heart-shaped lace.
- The Basket Heart Patent is part of the Puma’s “Do You” campaign which aims to boost the confidence in every woman. The person wearing the shoe in this campaign is the model turned actress Cara Delevingne. Also, Rihanna is the creative director of the “Do You” campaign.
- Some celebrities who were spotted wearing this stylish sneaker includes Sofia Richie, Kylie Jenner, and Madelaine Petsch.
- Aside from the satin laces, it can also be worn with oversized chunky laces.
- The sneaker also features the EcoOrthoLite sockliner designed for enhanced fit and comfort. It also has a durable rubber outsole for traction.