Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Basket Classic Canvas, according to some buyers, is an excellent purchase mainly due to its affordable price.
  • Many of those who purchased this shoe liked its overall look and design.
  • Some users appreciated that an extra pair of laces was provided matching the shoe upper’s color.
  • Some also claimed that this canvas version of the classic Puma Basket is of very good quality.
  • A number of reviewers reported that this shoe has good materials.
  • The shoe is quite light.
  • It is available in a handful of colorways.

4 reasons not to buy

  • The majority of those who actually tried on the Puma Basket Classic Canvas was not pleased that it is extremely tight and narrow in the toe area. 
  • Majority of the purchasers also mentioned that the fit of this particular model is different from that of the other Puma models in the same size.
  • There were also a few numbers of reports saying that this shoe is not very comfortable after a couple of hours. 
  • The canvas material is hard to clean, according to one reviewer.

Bottom line

The Puma Basket Classic Canvas, like the original Basket Classic, is a stylish sneaker that is well-liked by many because of its general design, great materials, and affordability. It also comes with an extra pair of laces, which allows a bit of flexibility in terms of styling.

However, several users were disappointed that unlike other Puma models, this shoe is extremely narrow in the toe box and not that comfortable when worn after a couple of hours. It is also advisable to get this shoe a half size up for a better fit.

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Good to know

The Puma Basket Classic Canvas is available in men’s sizes from size 4 to 13 in D Medium width. It has sufficient support considering its basketball shoe DNA and its lace closure allows a snug and customized fit. Sizing is from 5 to 13.5.

This canvas version of the Puma Basket Classic is a low-top sneaker with a traditional lace closure. With its silhouette originally intended as a basketball shoe, it can effortlessly give an athletic, sporty touch to any outfit. It can be worn with jeans, pants, or shorts.

The Puma Basket Classic Canvas follows the silhouette of the original Basket Classic. What sets it apart is the new material used on the upper. This particular version utilizes canvas as upper material, different from the leather in the original.

One of the most iconic sneakers up to this day, the Puma Basket was first released in 1968 as a basketball shoe. It is a low-top sneaker with an all-leather upper that has been popular on and off the court and made its way even into the hip-hop culture. Its popularity reached several key cities in the US such as Chicago, New York, and Houston, only proving that it has become more of a lifestyle shoe than a basketball shoe.

The Puma Basket will be celebrating its 50th year in 2018, but it still remains as a classic sneaker relevant up to this day. Throughout the years, it has been released in several colorways and variations. One of which is the Puma Basket Classic Canvas, which utilizes canvas as an upper material instead of the classic leather.

  • The Puma Basket Classic Canvas is lightly padded along the collar, tongue, and footbed.
  • The signature Puma Formstrip is present on the sides along with the Puma Basket logo. Puma branding can also be seen on the tongue and on the heel cap.
  • The outsole is of rubber material for grip.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.