Verdict from +100 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Most purchasers would recommend the Puma Basket Classic Soft.
  • This sneaker is budget-friendly. 
  • A lot of reviewers thought that the Puma Basket Classic Soft looked stylish and beautiful, with a sleek design.
  • Although there are only a few colorways available, a couple of users observed that the colors look nice.
  • Several testers lauded the Basket Classic Soft for offering a comfortable fit right out of the box.

2 reasons not to buy

  • According to many wearers, the shoe runs narrow.
  • One commenter complained that the rubber at the bottom of the Puma Basket Classic Soft tore through after about a month.

Bottom line

A retro appeal and a smooth modern style come together in the Puma Basket Classic Soft. It’s a casual sneaker with all the comfort and looks that one needs for everyday wear. The shoe’s colors have been praised, especially as they are versatile for mixing and matching.

Those who are looking to purchase should note that the model runs narrow. These kicks come highly recommended by satisfied users and are also set at a budget-friendly price.

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Good to know

Men’s sizes are available for the Puma Basket Classic Soft, from 7-13 in medium width. Although it fits true to size, it’s been known to run narrow, so wide-footed purchasers may have to size up. A secure fit can be expected from the shoe’s leather upper, while the flat lace-up closure keeps it snug across the foot. Finally, its low collar allows unobstructed ankle mobility.  

The low-top Puma Basket Classic Soft offers easy ways to style on account of its classic look and smooth design. It can be paired with shorts, jeans, and t-shirts for any day or occasion, especially for hanging out or going out around town. It can also be worn for the office or semi-formal occasions, paired with slacks, chinos, and a shirt. This model’s low-key flair is ideal for the spring and summer seasons.  

A neat and sleek appeal is achieved by the Puma Basket Classic Soft, which has a minimally styled and smooth leather upper. A striking detail is added by the perforated Puma Formstrip at the sides. The Puma Basket label can be found near the laces in gold lettering. Meanwhile, the Puma Cat logo is done in gold at the heel. It is also embossed on the tongue. 

Puma arrived in the footwear scene in 1948, immediately after brothers and one-time business partners Rudolf and Adolf Dassler decided to split ways for good. They both established shoe brands in different parts of town, with Rudolf founding Puma and Adolf creating Adidas. The rift between them also came to define the brands they built for some time, even as both succeeded in the international stage of sports and beyond.

Both brands were able to produce classic kicks as a result of their fierce competition. At the height of their bid to dominate street style, Puma released the Puma Suede. Introduced in 1968, it became a much-recreated sneaker that has seen many editions and designs. It continues to be worn by men and women of all ages today. At the time, the Suede was released as the “velvety cousin” of the Puma Basket. It had a more low profile and casual vibe.

Meanwhile, the Puma Basket became a classic in its own right, with many editions released over the years. One of these is the Puma Basket Classic Soft, featuring the tooling of the original model but with a soft and deconstructed leather upper. The updated look has a clean, timeless, and smooth appeal, offering all-around comfort at the same time for daily casual use.

  • This sneaker’s rubber outsole delivers a durable and supportive ride.
  • The perforated tongue offers breathability.
  • Available color options include Olive Night, Rock Ridge and Sailor Blue.
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.