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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83 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters

    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.

  • 60 / 100 | Hoop And Life

    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.

  • 96 / 100 | WearTesters

    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).

  • 71 / 100 | Evan Yee

    Damn, I'm really about to hoop in Pumas from now on!

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Profile of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt

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.

Performance

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.

Fit

Length and Width. These Puma basketball shoes are advertised as true to size, but there are reports on the contrary. Hence, new buyers both online and offline are advised to find ways to try these shoes on before they buy.

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.

Material

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.

Style

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.

Special Colorways of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt

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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