Who should buy the Puma TRC Blaze Court

This basketball shoe from Puma is perfectly suited for the following:

  • players who are lighter and faster like point or shooting guards
  • athletes who mostly play their games indoors
  • wearers who want a sleek performance shoe that doubles as a lifestyle sneaker
  • ballers with narrow to medium-sized feet

Who should NOT buy this basketball shoe from Puma

The Puma TRC Blaze Court works really well on outdoor courts, but its outsole is actually not sturdy enough to withstand prolonged pressure on rough surfaces. Those who want their shoes to last long even if they play outdoors will have to go for the Puma Clyde All-Pro.

The Clyde All-Pro is also a good option for those who want a more pronounced court feel. They can also go for the Puma MB.01

Players who need shoes that are more resistant to dust are going to see the TRC Blaze Court as a disappointment. They are better off with the Court Rider 2, also from Puma Basketball.

Set the court ablaze with speed and precision!

The Puma TRC Blaze Court is a pleasant surprise. An expert calls it "performance in a very slender package" because both its looks and techs are "so simplistic" yet they all work together well to make the shoe "freakishly fast." He adds that this shoe is "the best for very quick violent movement."

Enjoy a truly multidirectional grip

"Traction was spectacular," an expert says of the TRC Blaze Court from Puma.  "No matter the surface I played on," he adds.

Another expert shares that it's the outsole's "super simple yet ultra-functional design" that makes it work on various surfaces. Whichever direction you go, there are tread lines that allow you to "get (a good) grip as well as nice flowing movement to the next step." 

...be wary of dust, though

Like many basketball shoes, the Puma TRC Blaze Court is sensitive to dust. Its outsole is so sticky it picks up quite a lot of dust easily. However, two experts share that wiping the dust off is not going to be as easy.

Do NOT take the TRC Blaze Court outdoors

Two avid reviewers say that outdoor durability is an issue. The outsole rubber is self is strong, but the tread pattern is composed of thin lines that can easily melt especially when worn by heavier players.

Glide through with smooth transitions

An expert reviewer shares that the heel-to-toe transition is "pretty damn smooth" because of the curvatures in both the heel and the tip of the forefoot. 

Bounce like no other with the Puma TRC Blaze Court

"The bounciest shoe I have tested ever," an expert says about the Puma TRC Blaze Court. He continues that it "just loads so much potential energy" and it is "like a rocket ship when you really put some force into it."  As a result, he says that it is "so easy to get up off the ground" when you are wearing this shoe from Puma.

...and get protected when you land

An expert is happy that the "good amount of responsiveness" comes with  "a ton of impact protection." This is a good combination because the shoe not only catapults you upward but it also protects you from pain and impact upon landing.

Sacrifice just a little bit of court feel

An avid reviewer shares that the shoe sits a little higher off the ground, so he loses court feel. Fortunately, this does not mean that the shoe is unstable.

Experience comfort straight out of the box

A reviewer exclaims that the shoe feels "extremely extremely extremely comfortable." Aside from the soft cushioning underfoot, the upper materials also contribute to this feeling of comfort. That this shoe does not need to be broken makes it an even better pick.

Fly because it's light!

At only 11.4 oz (323 g), the Puma TRC Blaze court weighs a lot lower than average, which we peg at 13.5 oz or 383 g.

One-to-one fit, anyone

According to an expert, the Puma TRC Blaze Court is able to "hit that on the mark" when it comes to fit. It has a snug one-to-one fit that helps with support and lockdown. Players with narrow to medium-sized feet can go true to size. Those with wide feet are advised to go up at least half a size.

Keep the foot locked in with the TRC Blaze Court

An expert shares that this shoe has "a ton of containment" for footwear that has more of a slender construction. He credits the nice fit for this, as well as the strategically placed felt and plastic reinforcements. 

Facts / Specs

Weight: 11.4oz
Top: Low
Lockdown: Lace-Up

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

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.