Facts

  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Signature
    Clyde Frazier

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes embody the athleticism and symbolize the life of certain on-court legends. Hooping will surely be fine when you get kicks from their signature lines.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    16oz

    Good to know

    Basketball shoes usually weigh between 300g and 400g for speed and agility. Write your on-court tale with basketball shoes that barely tip the scales.

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Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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83 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Overall, this was a super fun shoe to play in. The cushion was interesting to say the least. It was not what I was expecting. It's definitely not how it looks.

  • 88 / 100 | JAHRONMON | | Level 5 expert

    It's really impressive. I mean, both the materials and the fit are absolutely A1. The cushioning system is ow on thrills but it provides a lot of substance which does help you focus on your game rather than what's on your feet. I will admit that both the support and traction do need a little bit of tweaking but under the right circumstances the Court Clyde Disrupt can become one of your favorite hoop shoes to play ball in.

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I wasn’t sure what to think of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt when it was initially unveiled. Parts of the shoe looked solid while other components, I thought, were questionable. However, once I received a pair and took it for a spin the shoes wound up being one of the more fun models to play in this year (so far).

  • 79 / 100 | The Sole Brothers | | Level 5 expert

    I started out hating em. The more I played in em, the more I started to like em. And, you know, they were definitely doable. They're not gonna be in my rotation. If you're like a big man, it's kinda of a decent big man shoe to be honest. Impact protection is there but it's also very very supportive and very durable. So that's good. Outdoor use is very good.

  • 60 / 100 | Hoop And Life | | Level 5 expert

    I've got to say, I truly am suprised and impressed. From the beginning, you would just look at pictures of the shoe you're like, "Yo, how can this shoe be a good, you know, hoop shoe?" But hey, like I said, a lot of you guys will be surprised and impressed when you guys actually have a pair of these and when you be hooping in them.

  • 84 / 100 | SoleCollector | | Level 4 expert

    Whether it’s a just function of those decreased expectations, or a legitimate surprise, I can say that the shoe is not only not bad, but pretty good. In fact, I favor it over models from some of the more established lines available now—particularly Kevin Durant's Nike KD 11.

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The original Puma Clyde first appeared in 1973. It was the much celebrated signature shoe of Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier who led the New York Knicks to two NBA championships.

In 2018, the Clyde is transformed into the Clyde Court Disrupt. It is a perfect blend of throwback and current. It has the vintage looks that give it that undeniable lifestyle appeal. But it also features the innovative NRGY and IGNITE foams that deliver impact protection and court feel. It also has reliable support features and great multidirectional traction on various floor types.

“We’ll take inspiration from the past, but we won’t be tied down by it.”

Puma couldn’t have said it better.

Cushion. The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt features a hybrid or combination of NRGY and IGNITE in the midsole. NRGY foam powers the wearer’s every step while the IGNITE caged foam stabilizes their ride. The synergy of both these foams delivers amazing impact protection and court feel.

Traction. The outsole of the Clyde Court Disrupt is the inverse of that of the original. This means that what is recessed in the original is raised here, and what is raised in the original is recessed here. Nevertheless, this pattern has a great multidirectional grip on many types of floors, effectively supporting the player’s aggressive movements as he drives toward the basket.

Length and Width. These Puma basketball shoes are advertised as true to size, but new buyers both online and offline are advised to find ways to first try these shoes on just to be sure about the fit.

Lockdown. The revived Puma Clyde provides support in a number of ways. First is through its laces. The lacing system is a bit modified in the sense that the last two loops are located way down, almost in the lower half of the rear lateral and medial sides. This setup allows the shoe, especially the rear part, to grasp the ankle and the whole foot more securely when the laces are tightened.

Second is through the heel counter that works in synergy with the heel cage to keep the wearer’s ride stable and secure. Their synergistic effect also stops the foot from sliding out of the footbed.

A large part of the upper is made of engineered knit that is designed to deliver huge amounts of support, flexibility, and breathability. It is made durable, too.

The integrated tongue and collar is made of a stretchy material that is engineered to deliver the perfect blend of flexibility and support.

The inner sleeve of the shoe is generously padded to further ensure comfort and deliver a better fit.

A reimagined version of a 1973 sneaker icon, the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt has an undeniably vintage look that makes it such an attractive shoe for casual use. It is often paired with joggers and even denims. There are also those who rock them with gym shorts and tights. The shoe’s throwback look is the very reason many hoopers are surprised that it actually performs really well on court.

The shoe features the famous Formstrip on the lateral side. It has a ‘PUMA’ callout prominently displayed on the tongue tab. On its heel counter, the shoe features the prized Puma logo while on the heel tab it displays the ‘1973’ callout, which of course references the year the original Puma Clyde was released.

The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt is available in the Red Blast colorway, which is actually a flashy combination of bright orange and yellow.

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