Summary

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5 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of people used the word ‘comfortable’ when describing the Puma Match Lo Basic Sports shoe. 
  • A few found that the shoe runs true to size.
  • A couple of users liked the colors with one person remarking that the Puma White/Safety Yellow colorway earned her many compliments.
  • According to one person who wore it for a 12-hour shift, the shoe felt lightweight and made her feet feel less tired than usual at the end of her workday.
  • The shoes provide good value for money, noted one reviewer.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Several buyers stated that the shoe runs narrow and they had to go up a half size higher.
  • At initial wear, the shoes felt a bit hard and needed a little time to loosen up and be comfy, according to one consumer.
  • A buyer did not like the color of the shoe’s interior because he thought it made the inside look dirty.

Bottom line

The Puma Match Lo Basic Sports is a modern take on the classic tennis shoe, the Match. This casual shoe provides style and comfort in one neat package and has a wide range of color options to suit most tastes. Puma comes up with a winner in this simple, very comfortable, and affordable sneaker.

Facts

Base model: Puma Match
Top: Low
Inspired from: Tennis
Collection: Puma Match
Price: $65
Colorways: White, Black, Blue
Special editions: 5 special editions
Size
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The Match Lo Basic Sports shoe is available in women’s sizes, from 5.5 to 11 B-medium width. It runs true to size.

While the original Match was initially geared as a tennis shoe, the Match Lo Basic Sports is stylish enough to be worn off the court and has indeed made lots of appearances on the fashion scene. The shoe is so versatile that it can be worn—and in fact go well with—harem pants and rolled up denim as well as tight, cropped, and boyfriend jeans.

The shoe’s simple and classic look is one of its most notable features. The premium leather upper and suede overlays give it an understated elegance. Perforations in the shoe’s upper enhance breathability while a padded collar provides comfort.

This shoe comes from a distinguished athletic wear company with 69 years of quality shoemaking expertise and innovation behind them. The Match Lo Basic Sports is an iteration of a classic tennis shoe—the Match, known for its superior quality and performance-enhancing features. The Match was released in the 1970s and was Puma’s answer to Adidas’ Stan Smith. It had a clean and slim silhouette and featured a sleek leather upper.

The Match Lo Basic Sports builds on the original with its distinct swagger brought on by the premium leather upper and perf detailing. It has supportive suede overlays, padded collar for cushioning and comfort, and a lace-up closure for a comfortable fit. It exudes a definite stylish appeal that would look good both on- and off-court.

  • Shaft measures approximately 2.75 inches from arch.
  • Weight is at 12 oz.

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