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11 reasons to buy

  • Many sneaker fans love the trendy and youthful Sesame Street prints on their sneakers.
  • Some reviewers find the canvas material light and breathable making them ideal for the summer months.
  • The Puma x Sesame Street Basket is favorite among kids and those who grew up watching Sesame Street.
  • The graphic-laden sneaker is very light and ideal for wearing every day.
  • Some fans of the original Puma Basket are impressed with this unique revival of their favorite sneaker because it retained the original silhouette despite the new look.
  • The retro sneakers fit well and run true to size.
  • A lot of users find the design blends well with different types of casual clothes.
  • The lightweight shoe can be worn all day without the feet feeling tired.
  • The durable rubber sole doesn’t quickly wear out.
  • A large number of parents bought these graphic-inspired shoes for their kids.
  • Many customers appreciate its budget-friendly price of $100 per pair.

4 reasons not to buy

  • Some commented that the Puma x Sesame Street Basket lacks arch support.
  • The sneaker lacks arch support after comparing to the original design.
  • Width is an issue among some buyers that pointed out the shoe is a bit narrow.
  • A few users wanted more fun color options for this particular model aside from Black and White.

Bottom line

The Puma x Sesame Street Basket is a youthful graphic-laden revival of the famous casual sneaker. With lovable Sesame Street characters like Big Bird, Elmo, and Cookie Monster printed on the canvas upper. Designers retained its Puma Basket lightweight feel and a durable rubber outsole that is ideal for wearing daily.  Priced affordably at $100 per pair, the sneaker is an excellent option if you’re looking for quality casual sneakers without breaking the bank.


Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collaboration: Sesame Street
Collection: Puma Basket
Price: $100
Colorways: Black, White
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The Puma x Sesame Street basket runs true to size and comes in medium – D or B width for men and women. The shoe is kept secured by a lace closure. Sizes range from 4 to 14 for men and 3 to 12 for women. Kid’s sizes range from 10.5 to 3.5 for little and big kids.

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.

The classic silhouette of the lightweight Puma x Sesame Street Basket and the graphic-laden prints on the canvas upper are among its most striking features.  The profile of the former basketball shoe remains a major selling point for this low-top casual sneaker that is further improved by printing the faces of well-known Sesame Street characters like Elmo, Ernie and Bert, Cookie Monster, and Oscar the Grouch.

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.

  • The white rubber outsole of the Puma x Sesame Street Basket provides dependable grip and traction.
  • A woven Puma logo is placed at the tongue, a Puma basket callout can be found at the lateral side, and a Puma cat and Sesame Street logo are neatly stitched on the left and right back heel.
  • A recognizable Puma Formstrip in white or black canvas material can be found on each side.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.