Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most owners are impressed at the quality of these retro basketball shoes from Puma.
  • The Puma Palace Guard OG is a basketball shoe that offers an excellent value for money, nearly all buyers attest.
  • The materials feel super premium, many wearers exclaim.
  • These Puma basketball sneakers fit perfectly, nearly all users report.
  • A lot of commenters love the Palace Guard OG’s style. They claim that these retro basketball shoes look super dope.
  • At least a couple of players note that the outsole is super durable and can withstand a beating.
  • These low-top basketball shoes from Puma are quite comfortable, several wearers comment.

1 reason not to buy

  • When compared to more modern basketball shoes like the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt, some players observe that the Puma Palace Guard OG feels a little heavy and bulky.

Bottom line

Most buyers think that these retro basketball shoes are straight up fire. From the materials down to the smallest detail, Puma got everything right. These Puma shoes from the late ‘80s even feature a few updates for added cushioning and comfort.

Simply put, the Puma Palace Guard OG is retro at its finest. For just 90 bucks, you won’t find anything better.

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Good to know

Puma basketball dug deep in their archives and brought back to life an iconic basketball sneaker from the “Bad Boys” era. Made famous by a 12-time All-Star, two-time NBA Champion, and Basketball Hall-of-Famer, the Puma Palace Guard gave players an edge on the hardwood with its exceptional fit and support.

Aside from all the OG goodness, the updated Palace Guard also features a padded collar for enhanced comfort, microperforated panels for added cushioning, and Puma’s Trinomic technology for increased impact protection.

Cushion. The OG Puma Palace Guard is equipped with an EVA midsole that provides responsive support and optimal cushioning. At the heel, these retro basketball shoes also feature Puma’s Trinomic technology for increased shock and energy absorption.

Traction. The classic basketball shoes from Puma boast a durable rubber outsole that provides traction on multiple surfaces.

Length and Width. These unisex basketball sneakers from Puma reportedly runs true to size. Women are advised to go 1.5 sizes down from their regular shoe size.

Lockdown. The Puma Palace Guard OG features a lace-up closure that provides a customized fit.

These retro basketball shoes boast a combination of mesh and leather for comfort and durability. The breathable mesh lining also features moisture-wicking properties to keep the feet cool and dry all day long.

The Puma Palace Guard OG boasts a timeless court style that is at home on the streets. These low-top basketball sneakers boast contrasting color accents (on the midsole and outsole) and also feature all the retro detailing found on the original.

The original colorway of the Puma Palace Guard pays tribute to the Motor City’s legendary arena The Palace of Auburn Hills. Buyers can select from a mix of OG and new colorways.

  • Puma White/Surf The Web/Red
  • Royal/White/Red
  • White/Blue
  • White/White/Gum


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Top 27% basketball shoes
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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.