Verdict from 1 expert and 100+ user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Highly recommended: Almost all buyers give this shoe a five-star rating, saying further that they will recommend this mid-top basketball shoe to friends and family.
  • Stylish: Most reviewers love the fact that the Sky Dreamer draws so many compliments every time they wear them. 
  • Comfortable: Almost all wearers say that these Puma shoes are among the most comfortable basketball shoes they’ve ever worn
  • True-to-size: Many reviewers report that these J Cole designer shoes fit perfectly.
  • High quality: Some wearers think that the Puma Sky Dreamer is made of high-quality materials.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Heavy: At least one basketball hobbyist complains that the Puma Sky Dreamer is a little too heavy. 
  • Limited color options: At least one buyer complains that there are not too many colors to choose from.

Bottom line

The 80s-inspired Sky Dreamer from Puma proves that performance basketball shoes can also be beautiful. Its attractive silhouette is packed with ProFoam cushioning and other technologies that make it such a comfortable and effective partner off and on the court.

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Puma Sky Dreamer: Blast from the past with a touch of J. Cole

The Puma Sky Dreamer marries the flashy 80s with J. Cole’s modern yet dreamy touch. Performance-wise, these Puma basketball shoes deliver the following:

High energy returns. The shoe’s cushioning system energizes every step for a more efficient performance on the court. 

Stability. A combination of a true-to-size fit, TPU heel clip, and TPU side wall see to it that the foot is securely locked down. 

The Sky Dreamer and the Start of the Puma-J. Cole Connection

The Puma Sky Dreamer was rolled out just when Puma, through its global director for brand and marketing Adam Petrick, announced its multi-year partnership with musician and record producer J. Cole. 

“Cole sits at the intersection of music and sport and represents everything that PUMA stands for as a brand,” Petrick says of his company’s new creative product development partner. 

The Sky Dreamer and the rest of Puma’s J. Cole-influenced basketball shoes are worn by budding NBA stars such as Kyle Kuzma, Deandre Ayton, Danny Green, Marvin Bagley, Rudy Gay, and Marcus Smart.


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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.