Verdict from 15 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort is topnotch with the Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf.
  • A user loved the summer essence that the shoe offers.
  • The sneaker which kept the utmost quality of the initial release was constructed with premium materials.
  • One buyer was astonished by the unique design of the sneaker and even stated that it made everyone envious of the pair.
  • The sneaker has a price range that is very affordable.
  • The design for the sneaker was stylish and innovative that gives a new sense of modern fashion for the Basket Classic.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users experienced a narrow fit with sneakers and ordering half a size larger addressed their issues.
  • A reviewer disliked the above normal number of eyelets and that the laces were a bit unorthodox.

Bottom line

Revitalizing the Basket Classic in a radiant summer image, the Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf accentuates an active design in a unique colorway. Its flexible low top upper flaunts versatility of movement in a contemporary and fun silhouette. For a sneaker with an achievable price range, quality and performance are off the charts.

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Good to know

The Culture Surf iteration of the Puma Basket Classic was manufactured with both men and women. A lacing system of enclosure allows the user to secure the foot while providing the right amount of snug. Those who are interested can purchase the sneaker in a unisex size range from 4 to 13 in medium width.

Garments that are most appropriate for summer complement the sneaker's low top appearance but sporting the pair during cold days while wearing pants would also suffice. For those who would like to enhance the Coastal print of the textile upper, skinny jeans would be most adequate.

The Coastal print of the sneaker gives a new sense of flair to the already coveted Puma Basket Classic in a textile upper. The sneaker features round laces which are intertwined into six densely lined eyelets. A metallic Puma branding with a Basket callout is positioned at the lateral sides for a first-hand distinction.

The Puma Basket started off as a follow-through model of the iconic Puma Suede way back during the time where the 70s would embrace the 80s. It featured a clean silhouette that is emphasized by its full leather upper. The counterpart of the so-called Suede version was purposely endorsed as basketball shoe but would gradually evolve into a lifestyle sneaker with the help of an underground movement of fans throughout the years.

The Puma Basket's name eventually accumulated grandeur when Puma revived the shoe model and inserted a "Classic" after it. The now refurnished Basket Classic walk the streets in a myriad of colorways and material renovations from textile, suede, canvas, and many more.

In line with the upcoming summer vacation days, Puma decided to create a clothing line that houses models and iterations of apparel with cool and vibrant designs. They branded the refreshing series of clothing and footwear with the title "Culture Surf." From timeless classics like the Puma Suede to undergarments and shorts, the Culture Surf phenomenon was outright contagious enough to stick to almost every garment including the well-reestablished Puma Basket Classic.

The Puma Basket Classic Culture Surf was constructed with a textile upper in a Coastal print. The original Puma Formstrip logo coincides with the dominant image of the upper that has a Puma Basket print along the vamp. Stowing away from the primary leather material, the eccentric mix of summer elements made the sneaker stand-out from the Basket shoe line.

  • The shoe administers the construction of the original Puma Basket rubber cupsole with intricate details on the side supported by a bumper at the toe for protection.
  • The iconic Puma Cat logo enclosed in a heel patch keeps the tradition of most classic Puma shoes.
  • Prominent colorways available for the sneaker model are French Blue, Solar Power, and Puma Black.
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.