Facts

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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

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.

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
$70

Road

Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

Trail

Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

Good to know

As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

Motion control / severe overproanation / flat feet

Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

Good to know

- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
- More about arch support in this video.
- Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

Daily running

Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

Competition

Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

Good to know

If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

Summary

We spent 5.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers commented that they loved the looks and style of the Puma Heritage Basket Classic.
  • Many users stated that the shoe felt very comfortable on the feet, with several mentioning that they were on their feet all day wearing the Heritage Basket Classic but still felt great at the end of the day.
  • Quite a few expressed appreciation for the quality materials used, especially the leather upper.
  • The shoe’s price was mentioned by a few consumers who were pleased with the shoe’s combination of quality and affordability.
  • Several lauded the shoe’s color with the all-white model getting extra mentions.
  • A couple of testers pointed out the shoe’s durability, with one wearing the shoe almost every day for a year and a half without it falling apart.
  • One reviewer noted that the shoe gave excellent grip.
  • The shoe was remarked upon by one user as having enough give to be comfortable but without sacrificing the support needed for hard play.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many reviewers expressed dissatisfaction at the shoe’s narrow fit with a good number of buyers stating the need to go up a half size to a full size larger.
  • One buyer complained about the short and small toe box.
  • One person remarked that the laces are a bit hard to put in.

Bottom line

This classic shoe combines style, comfort, and durability into one. It is a highly recommended shoe for people who want a reasonably-priced pair of kicks but don’t want to compromise on quality.


Rankings


Ratings

4.1 / 5 based on 8 ratings

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Puma Heritage Basket Classic History

The Puma Basket Classic was introduced in 1971 using the silhouette of the Puma Basket which was released in 1968. The Puma Basket Classic was intended to be the leather counterpart of the iconic Clyde—which has a suede upper—and was initially designed for playing basketball.  However, its distinctive look catapulted it into the Trainer Hall of Fame and gave it instant recognition in its own right.

The Heritage retained the comfortability that previous iterations were known for. It has an abrasion-resistant outsole made of rubber, a leather upper, and broad shoelaces with flat lacing. Over five decades since its original release, this silhouette remains a top draw for sneaker fans all over the world.

Puma Heritage Basket Classic Style

This Puma model is an affordable shoe that is perfect for shooting the hoops, hanging out with friends, or doing everyday chores. All colorways of the Heritage Basket Classic look good with a track jacket and pants.  The all-white version has a clean and smart summer look that would be perfect when paired with shorts, chinos, or jeans. The Black-Team Gold colorway shoe can even be worn to fancy events because of its low-key and elegant appearance.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Heritage Basket Classic is sold in men’s sizes which run from 7 to 14 with half sizes of 7.5 to 11.5 available. The shoes run narrow so people with narrow to normal feet may find it just right although several buyers noted the need to go at least a half size higher than your standard foot size. People with wide feet may have to go a full size higher.

Notable Features

Without a doubt, its classic silhouette is its most distinguishable and notable feature. It has an unassuming yet defined look that even a summary glance may tell a sneaker fan what type of model it is.

Additional Info

  • The heel contains the iconic Puma cat logo while the sides feature a gold foil Puma brand logo.
  • The Puma Basket appeared in the film, “Beat Street” which catapulted the shoe into a classic icon.