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Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

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.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers were united in stating that the Puma Basket Platform Core sneakers are very comfortable. One user felt that the shoes were so comfortable that she switched out her orthotics.
  • Many people found the cool, sporty casual look of the low-top shoes to be aesthetically pleasing. An individual particularly liked the platform soles because they made her big feet look smaller.
  • A number of people commended the quality of the materials used in making the Puma Basket Platform Core. They loved the casual sneakers’ beautiful, thick leather which grows softer and softer over time and molds to the feet.
  • The lifestyle shoes have good arch support for flat feet, several users said.
  • The smooth leather of the low-top Puma sneakers are easy to clean, some buyers noted.
  • The Puma Basket Platform Core are lightweight shoes despite the thick soles, a few purchasers reported.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of testers reported that the Puma Basket Platform Core runs large and wide. They suggested going down a half size.
  • Several people did not like the laces the sneakers came with. They complained about the plastic coating on the laces, the off-white color, and the stiffness.

Bottom line

The Puma Basket Platform Core sneakers are fully functional and comfortable shoes that need no further embellishment such as orthotic insoles. The sporty casual design along with the trendy ridged platform soles help these sneakers stand out among a sea of other footwear.

The shoes’ quality leaves nothing to be desired. The thick leather is beautiful, easy to clean, and softens over time to mold to the wearer’s feet. The shoes also manage to remain light and easy on the feet despite the platform soles. The only two drawbacks to these kicks are quite minor. The sneakers run somewhat larger than standard sizing, and the laces feel stiff to the touch. Users can simply go down a half size and replace the laces with store-bought ones.


Rankings

Puma Basket Platform Core compared to 2184 sneakers:

Ratings

4.7 / 5 based on 66 ratings

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Puma Basket Platform Core History

The Puma Basket’s silhouette was first seen in 1968. The shoes started out as basketball warm-up footwear. They had a low-cut profile, leather fabric uppers, and a street-style design that belied superior performance and sturdiness. Due to the shoes’ high functionality plus trendy looks, they quickly crossed boundaries between the sports and fashion scenes and became one of the biggest icons of hip-hop culture.

Riding on the success of platform-style sneakers, the Puma Basket Platform Core takes the high-sole further and to new heights. The essential retro design remains, from the rounded toe down to the textured Formstrip at the sides, but is given a totally new character and polished look.

The shoes also come from a long line of platform-soled Puma Basket sneakers such as the Puma Basket Platform Reset, Puma Basket Platform Metallic, Puma Basket Platform Patent, and Puma Basket Platform Reset.

Puma Basket Platform Core Style

The Puma Basket Platform Core has a trendy yet easygoing style that can match well with just about anything in your closet. Rock your pair with jeans, overalls, and shorts for a totally casual look or, match them with your pretty dresses and skirts for an edgy look.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Basket Platform Core low-top sneakers are available for women with measurements ranging from 7 to 11. Although made of soft leather, the fabric provides ample support and comfort for the feet. Both the leather uppers of these shoes, which have the advantage of molding to the feet providing you a better fit and the lace closures give the footwear an adaptable and adjustable feel.

Notable Features

The Puma Basket has contributed tremendously to the hip-hop culture of the 80s and 90s with its offbeat, urban design. The Puma Basket Platform Core continues on this fine style tradition by upping the ante with platform soles that give the silhouette a whole new swagger.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Basket Platform Core sneakers weigh approximately 368.5 grams per shoe.
  • Premium leather uppers, padded tongues and collars, textile linings, platform rubber outsoles, and cushioned footbeds make up the shoes.
  • The Basket Platform Core sneakers feature metallic foil logos on the lateral sides as well as embossed woven logos on the tongues.