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    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

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    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration

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    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

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    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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Fit & Sizing

The Puma x Careaux Basket Strap runs true to size and is kept secured by three hook-and-loop straps with adjustable adhesive straps for a perfect fit. The shoe comes in medium width in various sizes for men and women. For the men, size ranges from 5 to 14. Women’s sizes are from 4 to 11.

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.

Notable Features

Most prominent among the features of the Puma x Careaux Basket Strap is the plush 100% genuine suede upper material and padded in-shoe cushioning hook-and-loop straps for adjustable fitting and the thickly molded rubber gum outsole with traction patterns for that solid grip on the ground. Other notable features are the metallic gold branding details and Caroll Lynn’s Careaux dedicated rose accent motif on the retro court sneaker that makes the overall look of the shoe premium and polished.

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.

Additional Info

  • A soft and breathable textile lining and padded footbed improve in-shoe feel and comfort.
  • A gold foil Careaux rose logo at lateral heel and insole while a golden Puma branding at tongue and back heel gives a premium feel to the Puma x Careaux Basket Strap.