Summary

We spent 7.4 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Clyde Hardwood is an incredible basketball sneaker, nearly all buyers declare. 
  • According to a good number of reviewers, these basketball shoes have some of the best materials.
  • The support and lockdown are awesome, most testers exclaim. Owners of the Nike LeBron 17 have a similar comment.
  • Almost all hoopers love the Clyde Hardwood’s cool and classic look.
  • Many reviewers are satisfied with the ProFoam cushioning. The foam offers a nice blend of court feel, impact protection, and responsiveness. 
  • These basketball sneakers are very comfortable to wear, almost all owners declare.
  • A few are commenting that these low-tops feel light and fast on the court.

2 reasons not to buy

 

  • The cushioning is pretty basic, a handful of reviewers gripe.
  • A tester is complaining about some chafing at the pinky toe. Players have a similar gripe about Kyrie Irving's sixth signature sneaker.

Bottom line

 

The Puma Clyde hardwood has you covered on all fronts. The rubber outsole provides full coverage, no matter the court condition. The shoe's knitted upper also offers comfortable support that won't weigh you down. 

Puma basketball has an instant classic with the Clyde Hardwood. These low-top basketball sneakers not only perform well, but they also look amazing.

Facts

Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up
Price: $120
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Ground feel
Low High
Support
Neutral Stable
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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Expert Reviews

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90 / 100 based on 7 expert reviews

  • 91 / 100 | MARKCHES | | Level 5 expert

    It looks very premium for the price.

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    I think that they are just a really great shoe. It's something that basketball is missing right now, the basketball category. And I'm glad that somebody's doing it. What I'm talking about is premium materials—giving you a premium feeling shoe that actually performs and stuff.

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 5 expert

    Traction is beastly while cushion is basic. Overall, a very solid pair of sneakers that work well on the court and look great off the court.

  • 95 / 100 | ShadeSnSoles | | Level 4 expert

    I love these shoes.

  • 92 / 100 | Sole Brothers | | Level 4 expert

    I really, really like this shoe and Puma really surprised me with the Clyde Hardwood.

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 3 expert

    Sorry to use a baseball metaphor, but Puma really knocked it out the park with the Clyde Hardwood. What better way to represent the model’s legacy than producing one of the best-looking shoes out with the performance to go with it?

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Bring your off-court swag on the court with these low-tops from Puma. Inspired by Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the Clyde Hardwood features a vintage look updated with Puma’s latest performance technologies. 

These Puma basketball shoes are equipped with a fully-knitted upper that provides lightweight support and a comfortable fit. A forefoot webbing provides unmatched stability while a dynamic lacing system delivers a secure and locked-in feel.

Underfoot, the ProFoam midsole offers lightweight rebound and unrivaled energy return. A high-abrasion rubber outsole delivers enhanced grip and durability no matter the playing surface.

 

Cushion. The Clyde Hardwood utilizes a full-length ProFoam midsole that provides lightweight cushioning on and off the court. The ProFoam cushion is a high-rebound foam that offers increased energy return and comfort all game long.

Traction. For full-court coverage, the Puma Clyde Hardwood is equipped with a high-abrasion rubber outsole. The outsole is made of a sticky rubber compound that enhances grip on any court surface.

Closure. These basketball shoes make use of a dynamic lacing system that keeps the foot stable and secure. Puma also equipped these low-tops with a forefoot webbing to enhance stability and lockdown. A thin tongue and collar structure offer a form-fitting feel.

 

The Clyde Hardwood employs a fully knitted upper with suede panels for lightweight support and durability. The premium mesh materials also provide superior breathability for all-day comfort. 

These low-top basketball sneakers also come with a TPU sidewall and heel clip for increased support and stability.

 

Puma Hoops is bringing us back to the ’70s with these hybrid sneakers. The Clyde Hardwood’s OG look pays tribute to Walt “Clyde” Frazier and Puma’s rich basketball heritage. 

These low-top basketball sneakers feature a lifestyle-first construction that can be rocked seamlessly on and off the court. The Puma Clyde Hardwood also features a slip-on construction for easy on and off. So, whether you are stylin’, profilin’, or high flyin’, these basketball sneakers have you covered.

 

These throwback-inspired basketball sneakers are available in the following colorways:

  • Puma White/Pink Glow
  • Puma White/Power Green
  • Puma White/Puma Black

Dreamville Records X Puma Clyde Hardwood

Puma basketball is teaming up with Dreamville Records for a special rendition of the Clyde Hardwood. The Dreamville Records X Puma Clyde Hardwood brings a new twist to these sleek sneakers with a combination of classic red, white, and black. Vintage materials and old school design lines complete the shoe’s stylish silhouette.

Puma Clyde Hardwood ‘Natural’

Dubbed ‘Natural,’ this silky-smooth colorway features earth-inspired hues.

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Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

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