Size and fit

Like most of the Puma Basket sneakers, the Basket Hike has a low-top profile that allows adequate ankle mobility. It is available in women’s sizing. However, it is a unisex sneaker, men can still get a pair by ordering 1.5 sizes bigger than their usual to achieve their actual fit. 

This sneaker has a premium leather upper and textile lining, providing adequate foot breathability. It has adjustable satin laces for a secure lockdown. For impact protection and cushioning, it has an amply padded EVA footbed.

Puma Basket Hike Style

The low-top Puma Basket Hike has the classic Basket silhouette updated with the hiking elements. The traditional lacing system is replaced with satin laces and metal eyelets from the hiking boots. With the added creativity, it displays a more playful look combined with a retro vibe.  

This lace-up sneaker is available in black. It can be paired with different kinds of outfits. Shorts, denim jeans, cuffed pants, skinnies, culottes, jumpsuits, or miniskirts, among other casual clothing, can fashionably match this kick. For an athletic look, joggers and other sports attire can complement too.

Notable Features

Puma continues to provide quality craftsmanship and pursue innovation with its Classic Basket silhouette. Pushing beyond the boundary of style, the Puma Basket Hike combined the basketball and hiking aesthetics. 

This lace-up sneaker features a premium leather upper with metal eyelets borrowed from the hiking boot. It also uses satin laces to add a creative flair, elevating the shoe’s clean and stylish look. 

Puma Basket Hike History

Originally released in 1968, the Puma Basket was a leather counterpart of the iconic Clyde shoe. This iconic shoe was purposely designed and created for basketball use. In time, it became part of lifestyle wear as it was reinterpreted countless times in different styles and colorways. 

To defy boundaries and entertain innovation and creative style, the aesthetic of the Classic Basket is fused with the elements of the hiking boot. The Puma Basket Hike displays a fresh take of fashionable style. 

With a minimalist design, this lace-up shoe has a smooth leather upper. It sits atop of rubber outsole that ensures reliable traction. Also, it has a white midsole with stitching detailing for add-on design and durability.

Nice to know

  • The Puma Basket Hike has the Puma Formstrip accented on both medial and lateral sides of the shoe. 
  • The iconic Puma Cat is debossed on the ankle patch.  
  • Puma callout is seen on the tongue, midsole, and lateral areas. 
  • Other iterations of the Basket Classic are the Puma Basket Crush, Puma Basket Classic Metal, Puma Basket Crush Perf, Puma Basket Classic Citi Metallic, and Puma Basket Swan. 

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.