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.

  • 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
    $65
  • Special editions
    Special editions
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Summary

We spent 9.7 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of people used the word ‘comfortable’ when describing the Puma Match Lo Basic Sports shoe. A significant number of users praised the style of the shoe with one reviewer saying it looked well-made and classy.
  • 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.

4 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.
  • One user felt that the shoe could do with a bit more arch support.
  • 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.

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Puma Match Lo Basic Sports History

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.

Puma Match Lo Basic Sports Style

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.

Fit & Sizing

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.

Notable Features

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.

Additional Info

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