Summary

We spent 5.8 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what basketball players think:

5 reasons to buy

  • A good number of owners are saying that the Puma Legacy is a great on-court performer.
  • These high-top basketball shoes have great traction, most reviewers comment.
  • According to most buyers, the Puma Legacy is quite comfortable to wear.
  • The shoe's materials feel nice and are very durable, nearly all testers observe.
  • Most players are reporting that these high-tops from Puma have excellent lockdown and support.

3 reasons not to buy

  • The outsole is a bit of a dust magnet, several testers gripe. On dusty floors, frequent wiping is required.
  • The Puma Legacy's foam cushion feels a little dense and stiff, some reviewers report. 
  • Several users are saying that these basketball shoes don't fully break-in.

Bottom line

The Puma Legacy has everything you need in a basketball sneaker. These high-tops provide solid support with its engineered knit mesh upper and ankle webbing. The combination of IGNITE and NRGY foams offer adequate cushioning while the high-abrasion outsole delivers durable traction.

Overall, the Puma Legacy delivers no-nonsense performance at a budget-friendly price. However, there are better options (such as the Nike PG 4 and Adidas Harden Vol.4) that you can get at around the same price point or even at a discount.

Facts

Expert Reviews

88 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 88 / 100 | WearTesters | | Level 3 expert

    At $100 (depending on where you purchase) the PUMA Legacy is straight up solid all around. It’s not a knock your socks off sneaker, but one you can count on to get the job done without giving it much thought. If you are looking for a shoe you can just go out and ball with, and not feel any kind of rush to get out of afterwards, this might work for you, especially if your looking for some good court feel with not much in the way of tradeoff. It might not be one of my absolute best performers but it is surely reliable and one of my favorite pick ups this year, on or off court.

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Packed with plenty of Puma heritage, the Puma Legacy is a court-ready sneaker that combines historic nods with updated performance technologies.

These high-top basketball shoes make use of a HYBRID Foam midsole that provides instant responsiveness and cushion. An engineered mesh upper offers lightweight comfort and durability.

The Puma Legacy is also equipped with a high-abrasion outsole that offers full-coverage on and off the hardwood.

Cushion. The Puma Legacy utilizes a HYBRID foam that combines two of Puma basketball's best cushioning technologies—IGNITE foam and NRGY beads. This HYBRID foam midsole is designed to offer enhanced cushioning and responsiveness.

Traction. These basketball sneakers have a high-abrasion outsole made of sticky rubber. This rubber outsole is engineered to deliver increased traction and durability on all kinds of playing surface.

Closure. For enhanced stability and a secure fit, the Puma Legacy makes use of a lace-up closure system with ankle and forefoot webbing.

The Puma Legacy employs a premium engineered knit mesh upper that provides increased comfort and durability. 

Incorporating legendary design elements, the Puma Legacy brings the perfect balance between performance and style. Details include PUMA branding and the iconic T7 stripe.

These heritage-inspired basketball shoes arrive in the following color options:

  • Puma Black-Puma White '68'
  • Puma Black-Red Blast 'DIsrupt'
Author
Dimitrije Curcic
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.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com