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


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.


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.


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.