Facts

  • Top
    Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from
    Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration
    Collaboration

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection
    Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    Price
    $175
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Summary

We spent 8.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

6 reasons to buy

  • A handful of reviewers said that the Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE felt very comfortable.
  • Most buyers really liked the BAPE camouflage trademark print and graphics.
  • Some buyers were appreciative of the clean and smooth design of the shoe.
  • According to some buyers, the tight fit of the shoe gives the foot stability.
  • It fits true to size, according to a few reviewers.
  • A few were satisfied with their purchase, price-wise.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The shoe has limited ankle movement since it has a slightly tight fit, based on the comments of a handful.
  • Some reviewers reported that the tongue felt a bit stiff when standing.

Bottom line

The Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE is considered as one of BAPE’s best collaborations. Puma’s iconic Disc Blaze lock technology gives ease in wearing and fair fit to the wearer while BAPE’s trademark camouflage design attracts sneakers enthusiasts. BAPE’s collaborations are always a hit and this one is easily one of the best sneakers created by this incredible collaboration.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

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    WooHooligan

    1 review - average score 85/100

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    PAT is DOPE

    1 review - average score 88/100

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    Hao You Phill

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    Eric Liew

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    Jayson Lim

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    Dmoneyownz

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    Lacing It Up

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Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE History

The Puma Disc Blaze Technology is currently the world’s fastest non-lacing system, but it was first released in the early 90’s as a piece of performance gear for track and field. It was originally built for running, but it was later then utilized in other disciplines like tennis and basketball. When Puma took a short hiatus in the production of the Disc Blaze series, the Disc Technology was also momentarily put on hold. In 1993, the Puma Disc Blaze was introduced in the “OG” colourway.

In 2012, Puma unlocked its footwear archive and had its first collaboration with sneaker designer, Ronnie Fieg. The OG Disc was reconstructed and the Puma Disc Blaze OG “Cove” x Ronnie Fieg was released. Puma then collaborated with other designers in the likes of Hussein Chalayan in which the Haast Disc was introduced and athlete, Usain Bolt in which the Puma Autodisc was unveiled.

It was in 2015, that Puma collaborated with A Bathing Ape or much known as BAPE, a top Japanese street wear brand.  The Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE was released in which the Disc was decked in all-over BAPE camo print.

Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE Style

Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE is a fusion of high street style and sports. This collaboration was highly anticipated since it combined the best of the early 90’s sneaker innovation with new contemporary aesthetics. It is a much sought-after shoe because its iconic style fits a wide variety of styles. The shoe is best worn with jeans or shorts.

Fit & Sizing

The fit of Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE collaboration is fairly accommodating especially to those with wide feet because of its Disc Blaze technology that can be adjusted accordingly to the size of the feet. It gives a comfortable feel to the feet and it runs true to size.

Notable Features

The patented Disc Technology stands out as it is not only functional, but also adds a distinguishing element to the Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE. It is very clear that sneaker fans can easily point out the shoe’s heritage based on the disc alone.

BAPE’s artistic hand also raises the aesthetic profile of the shoe. It clearly ramps up the stylish charm as the sneaker becomes truly a shoe that can effortlessly handle the demands of streetwear appeal. The hallmark camouflage color is highly-indicative of Puma’s collaborative partner.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Disc Blaze x BAPE sits on a Trinomic midsole with the iconic Disc Blaze lock system.
  • 3M is also used around the heel of the shoe and part of the sides.
  • Synthetic Camo Fabric is used along with suede and premium leather in the upper.
  • A dual branding on each heel of the shoe.
  • A perforated detailing can be seen for added breathability.