Puma x Careaux Basket Strap Style
The relaxed style of the Puma x Careaux Basket Strap adds to its overall appeal. From its adjustable hook straps to the plush suede upper material, the collaboration shoe’s look leaps a notch higher with Careaux’s Dedication Flower-inspired prints that served as a motif and signature of the Dutch designer. Her design inputs to this former basketball warm-up shoe bring a romantic and feminine edge to the collection.
Among the released colorways include Halogen Blue, Whisper White, and Puma Black which are flexible in blending with various types of clothes and fashion tastes.
Puma x Careaux Basket Strap History
The Puma Basket silhouette exists for around 50 years ever since its court introduction in 1968. The famous shoe design from the German brand is the leather version of the iconic Puma Clyde worn by New York Knicks star Walt “Clyde” Frazier.
The original design features the Puma vamp with a noticeable Formstrip on the side panel. But most prominent on the innovative classic design are the three functional hook-and-loop strap that can be adjusted using soft Velcro for snug fitting. During its initial release, the shoe was a favorite kick during the cold winter months as its thick outsole, and leather material makes it comfortable even during the cold months.
Over the last 50 years, the shoe had several iterations and colorway including retro revivals such as the Puma Basket Classic Strap. Amongsneaker fans’ favorite colorways include all-white, monochromatic hues, and color combination versions. As a famous basketball warm-up shoe in the 1970s the pump slowly transitioned into a lifestyle sneaker which became hugely renowned during the 1980s among the hip-hop and street-style cultures. Over in the 1990s, the shoe had several comebacks including the Puma Super Basket in 1995.
The collaboration between prominent Netherlands’-born designer Caroll Lynn and her famed graphic design and creative style house Careaux in 2016 paved the way for the release of the Puma x Careaux Basket Strap. Before the version of the plush suede shoe with signature straps, Puma and Careaux produced some six shoe collaborations on Puma Classic kicks like the Puma basket, Puma Duplex, and fan-favorite Puma Blaze of Glory. The shoes featured in this creative partnership are all styled with Dedication Flower-inspired prints that served as a motif and signature accent of Careaux on their sneakers.