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  • Top

    High-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise well above the ankle to keep sprints and jumps stable and well-supported. You sure can fly high when you have high-top basketball shoes to tie.

    Mid-Top

    Basketball sneakers that rise just up to where the ankles are. Providing support and flexibility so fine, mid-top basketball shoes surely hold the line.

    Low-Top

    Basketball shoes that leave the ankles exposed for a better range of motion. Be flexible with your blows, get basketball shoes that are low.

  • Lockdown
    Lace-Up

    Strap

    Hoop shoes that drop the traditional laces in favor of velcro straps for better efficiency. Secure strap basketball shoes, and have them in various hues.

    Lace-Up

    Basketball shoes that stick with the good old laces for that familiar security and lockdown. Get lace-up basketball shoes to tie because they never go out of style.

    Slip-On

    Basketball shoes with uppers that provide a glove-like fit without the help of any lockdown mechanism. Do nothing but go in with slip-on basketball shoes .

    Good to know

    Some basketball shoes combine the powers of more than one lockdown styles for an improved fit and a much more stable ride. Get more bases covered with these basketball shoes.

  • Price
    $90
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Expert Reviews

Experts are basketball players, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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84 / 100 based on 10 expert reviews

  • 84 / 100 | WearTesters

    For only releasing two basketball shoes in the last decade or so, Puma really has impressed quite a bit. The Clyde Court was a very good start, but the Uproar is just a beast on its own. Cushion needs work but everything else on the shoe worked perfectly. Aesthetically, I think I prefer the Clyde Court in certain colorways, but the Uproar is pretty cool in certain colors as well. Best of all, they look different. You’re not one of many on the floor, you’re usually the only one out there wearing the brand.

  • 82 / 100 | The Sole Brothers

    I enjoy playing these. They weren't bad. It was solid in pretty much every kind of category and none fo the catergories were like horrible. Traction not really top tier. Cushion same thing. Material, quality, and stuff like that. I'd say it's a solid, good performer but definitely not the best.

  • 84 / 100 | WearTesters

    For only releasing two basketball shoes in the last decade or so, Puma really has impressed quite a bit. The Clyde Court was a very good start, but the Uproar is just a beast on its own. Cushion needs work but everything else on the shoe worked perfectly. Aesthetically, I think I prefer the Clyde Court in certain colorways, but the Uproar is pretty cool in certain colors as well. Best of all, they look different. You’re not one of many on the floor, you’re usually the only one out there wearing the brand.

  • 72 / 100 | BasketballDiagnostics

    The sneaker game currently scratching the sealing of popularity and the big brands controlling it all, it’s incredibly hard for newcomers or, in this case, brand to make a comeback into the business. However, having such a great team full of experienced designers and first-class athletes standing behind your back, Puma is definitely ready to stay for a long time. And the Uproar is the latest proof of that. Yeah, the shoe has a lot of room for feature improvements starting from implementing more premium materials to tweaking traction pattern to better utilizing their cushion tech. And even though it won’t make a top 10 list – I had tons of fun to play in them. At the end of the day, it’s a solid performer with a bright feature looking down the road.

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Profile of the Puma Uproar

Designed for the streets and built for the courts, the Puma Uproar is a nice-looking and great-performing basketball shoe. It is reported to weigh over 14 ounces but feels lightweight on foot. Its mesh upper is overlaid with high-performance textile for durability. The solid rubber outsole has a combination of multidirectional and herringbone patterns. For cushioning, Puma presents the Hybrid of two technologies - NRGY and Ignite Foams. This custom cushioning delivers a significant amount of energy return and responsiveness to keep the legs stress-free.

Performance

Cushion. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the Puma Uproar comes in the same Hybrid cushioning technology as the Clyde Court Disrupt. The NRGY cushioning is often compared to Adidas’s Boost technology. Even so, the NRGY cushioning has beads in the midsole that delivers energy return. Instead of an EVA foam, Puma has the Ignite foam as its midsole carrier.

Traction. The Puma Uproar comes with a solid rubber outsole. It features what some call a “blade” traction pattern. It is a combination of the tried-and-true herringbone, and linear and lateral lines. Built with thick and solid rubber outsoles, these Puma basketball shoes can definitely be played outdoors.  

For dusty indoor courts, wearers are reminded to wipe the outsole from time to time to prevent floor slippage.

Fit

Length and Width. New buyers with narrow and normal-sized feet can go true to size with the Puma Uproar. As for those with wider feet, it is best to fit the shoe prior to the purchase.

Lockdown. The heel of the Puma Uproar comes with a TPU wrap-around piece for containment. It provides a good amount of lockdown to keep the foot from slippage and ankle injuries.

To keep the foot in place, these Puma shoes for hooping come in a half-bootie construction and a traditional lace-up system.

Material

The upper of the Puma Uproar is made of mesh. The high-performance textile overlays make these Puma kicks durable.

Style

Early this year, a handful of NBA players were spotted rocking the Puma Uproar. DeMarcus Cousins wore a simple black and white rendition of these basketball sneakers during a pre-game warm-up. Puma endorsers including DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Zhaire Smith were also seen wearing the Uproars.

The Puma Uproar comes with pull tabs at the tongue and heel to make wearing and removing the shoe easy. The brand’s cat logo is found at the heel and outsole. As for the Puma Formstrip branding, it is made of textile and is located at the lateral side.

These lightweight Puma basketball sneakers look great with either long or short pants. These can also be worn any top.

Special Colorways of the Puma Uproar

Puma Uproar Charlotte ASG Fade

In commemoration of the All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, the Puma Uproar was released in colors that honor the Charlotte Bobcats on the left and Charlotte Hornets on the right. The team colors of the Hornets are teal, dark purple, gray and white. While the Bobcats have white, orange, blue, and black.

Puma Uproar Palace Guard

In honor of Isiah Thomas from the Detroit Pistons, the Palace Guard colorway is a white shoe with red and blue accents.

Puma Uproar Spectra

The Spectra colorway is part of Puma’s Futro releases, which basically are designs that combine the future and retro. This colorway relives the fashion of the 90s while it meets the performance value of the recent times. These predominantly yellow basketball shoes are accented with red, black, and blue.


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