Puma x Sesame Street Basket Style
The Puma x Sesame Street Basket captures a whole new audience from real kids to the kids at heart. Nostalgic over the popular TV franchise, many Puma sneaker fans including the kids to get an entirely new look for the classic Basket silhouette.
The casual low top sneaker is easy to pair with various types of clothing from street wear jeans, shorts, and skirts. The black and white canvas material with printed graphics of Sesame Street characters project a young-looking style even for the kids at heart. The shoe can be worn daily as its subtle prints do not overwhelm the entire outfit.
Puma x Sesame Street Basket History
The first designs of the classic Puma Basket came out in 1968. It was the all-leather version of its more famous brother the Puma Clyde. The Basket, however, was a style of its own that had its early following for those wanting an all-leather warm-up basketball shoe.
The sneaker was a favorite kick during practice and warm-up basketball games in the late 60 up to the 70s, but soon afterward its popularity transitioned from the courts to the streets. Its lightweight and low-top design became popular among hip-hop fans and soon earned its mark as a classic sneaker.
The Puma Basket had several design revivals for almost every decade which had remained distinctive with its all leather treatment and simple colorways. But it was in the late 2000s when the German brand started its collaborations with famed artists that it finally captured a huge market, especially for lifestyle shoes.
First starting with collaborations with Rihanna who later on became their global ambassador, Puma also had successful collaborations with the likes of Gigi Hadid, The Weeknd, Kylie Jenner, and more recently, Selena Gomez.
But these celebrities are no match for the recent addition to the grace the Puma brand. Celebrated TV characters from the hit TV franchise Sesame Street like Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch are just among the few characters that have captured several generations of kids were printed on the shoes and apparel of Puma in 2017.
Among the shoes that were given a Sesame Street treatment were the popular Puma Suedes, Puma slide sandals, and other apparel including the classic Puma Basket. The Puma x Sesame Street Basket had the faces of Elmo, Cookie Monster, Ernie and Bert, and Oscar the Grouch.