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6 reasons to buy

  • Most reviewers were united in stating that the Puma Basket Platform Core sneakers are very comfortable. 
  • Many people found the cool, sporty casual look of the low-top shoes to be aesthetically pleasing. 
  • A number of people commended the quality of the materials used in making the Basket Platform Core from Puma
  • 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.
  • 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

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

The 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 manage to remain light and easy on the feet despite the platform soles. 


Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket Platform
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, White
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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.

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.

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.

The Basket’s silhouette was first seen in 1968. These Puma 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, and Puma Basket Platform Patent.

  • 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.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.