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 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.
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.
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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.
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.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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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.
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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.
Puma Basket Platform Canvas History
Puma is one of the leading sneaker brands today known for a roster of iconic shoes it released throughout the years. In the ‘70s era, it introduced the Puma Basket as a performance basketball shoe constructed with a low-top profile, a traditional lace-up closure, a durable rubber outsole, and a sturdy leather upper that gives protection and comfort to wearers. The Basket is created shadowing the tooling of another popular Puma hoop shoe during that time, the Puma Suede. It bears similar features as the Suede except for the upper material.
Over the years, the Puma Basket low-top made its way into the street style fashion scene. Like other Puma Classics sneakers, it was able to keep up with the never-ending evolution of sneaker fashion trends. The German brand released countless versions of the Basket, some as unisex models while others are designed in just men’s or women’s sizing.
One of the recent versions of the Basket silhouette is the Puma Basket Platform. It is a modernized women’s iteration with an added platform sole that can be compared to other platform models from the brand, particularly those under the Puma x Rihanna Fenty collab. The Puma Basket Platform further grew into a collection of several more versions with varying materials and minor design tweaks. Some of these include the Puma Basket Platform Glitter, Puma Basket Platform Core, Puma Basket Platform Patent, Puma Basket Platform Metallic, Puma Basket Platform Satin, and Puma Basket Platform Canvas.
The Puma Basket Platform Canvas is the canvas version of the platform Puma model, hence the name. It utilizes a full canvas upper with tonal Formstrip branding on the sides made of similar material. It also features metallic detailing on the toe box and heel.
Puma Basket Platform Canvas Style
The Puma Basket shoe, without a doubt, is one of the most iconic and timeless sneaker models ever created. It boasts a look that never goes out of style, an aesthetic that goes well with any outfit, and a visual recognized in street style fashion regardless of generation.
Recently, Puma further took a step to elevate this already-established silhouette. The brand took its signature upper, made it lighter and more breathable by utilizing canvas instead of leather, and placed it on top of an elevated platform sole resulting in a new but equally stylish shoe, the Puma Basket Platform Canvas.
This Puma Basket Platform version displays a bit of an edgy and laid-back look, given by its high platform sole and canvas upper, with a mix of feminine touch from the metallic design accents on the heel area and the entire toe box and metallic foil branding on the sides, tongue, and heel.
The Puma Basket Platform Canvas in beige (“Birch/ Puma Team Gold”) is one of the colorways available for this shoe. Others include “Blue Flower/Puma Silver” and “Pearl/ Rose Gold.”
Fit & Sizing
This platform rendition of the Basket is designed to fit the ladies. Sizes range from US 5.5 to 11 in B Medium or Standard width. It shadows the low-top construction of the ‘70s hoop shoe, providing a flexible and non-restrictive fit surrounding the ankle. The lacing system follows a traditional lace-up closure with flat cotton laces to ensure a secure, snug, and customizable fit on foot. Further, the tongue features a central loop tab to help keep it from sliding off to the sides. The collar, insoles, and tongue are all cushioned for added comfort, while the platform sole provides added stability and support.
The Puma Women’s Basket Platform Canvas combines the Basket’s classic upper with today’s fashion-forward platform rubber soles. However, instead of leather, which is the Basket’s original upper material, this rendition utilizes full canvas as a lighter and more breathable option. Added details include metallic glitter accent on the entire toe box and the heel tab, complemented by metallic foil brandings on the lateral sides, tongue, and heel.
- The platform sole of the Puma Basket Platform Canvas women’s is approximately 3cm high.
- The Basket Platform Canvas displays Puma’s signature Formstrip branding in tonal canvas material on the lateral sides. On the tongue, side, and heel are other Puma brandings (Jumping Cat and Puma Basket text) in metallic foil design.
- The round toe gives out a classic look to the shoe’s overall profile.