Who should buy the Puma Basket Platform Metallic

Puma’s 1960s basketball relic Puma Basket gets a top-to-bottom makeover, and the new form that arrived in a low-top frame was named Puma Basket Platform Metallic. This is definitely a must-have if you want:

  • A low-top profile shoe with adequate support
  • A stylish shoe with customizable fit

Puma Basket Platform Metallic logo

Puma Basket Platform Metallic Style

If you love the idea of styling up your favorite clothes with a glossy sneaker and you’re not bothered by the added attention, then the low-top Puma Basket Platform Metallic maybe that perfect match for you. You can swap this with your killer stilettos and upscale your look while being a bit sporty.

The adequate cushioning inside keeps you covered from foot discomforts and will hardly get in the way of your happy bubble. The collar is reasonably padded while the footbed is cushy and soft. The arch support is barely there, but the cushioning does wonder. Its wide width comfortably accommodates varied sizes of feet, whether broad or narrow, while thick socks can compensate for the excessive space on the toe box and sides of the shoe.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic midsole

At the bottom, the chunk of rubber is sturdy enough to keep you stable but not too hard that it will kill your feet. That extra inch of height makes you stand out which gives you a reason to park your stylish pumps or wedge cleats while providing this sporty pick some love.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic toe cap

Adjustable lacing system

The Puma Basket Platform Metallic features a lace closure for a snug and customizable fit.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic laces

Padded tongue and collar

The collar and tongue are both padded for extra comfort.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic collar

Well-cushioned footbed

Inside the shoe it can rest on a cushiony footbed, comfortable enough that one can forget about foot aches.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic lining

Puma Basket Platform Metallic History

Puma’s 1960s basketball relic Puma Basket gets a top-to-bottom makeover, and the new form that arrived in a low-top frame was named Puma Basket Platform Metallic. Its decades-old leather coating is replaced with a reflective wrapping fused on a thick-bodied rubber outsole.

These elevated flats are actually Puma’s affordable alternative to the ultra-glossy and chic Fenty Creeper models popularized by music and fashion icon Rihanna. Following the first installment, the Fenty Creeper was refashioned into various upper materials, from leather, glossy patent leather to even more reflective varieties.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic upper

Not too long later, Puma came up with more pocket-friendly makeshifts while incorporating the stately elevated sole, starting off with the Puma Vikky Platform, released in 2016. This stylish offering was redressed several times using velvety suede, patent leather, jersey fabric.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic outsole

Going back to where all these sneakers sprung from, let’s have a quick dose of the Puma Basket sneaker. Considered as a warm-up shoe for basketball, the Puma Basket turned up on the court in 1968. Its low-top profile had a sophisticated yet straightforward design built.

The Puma Basket became a much-favored style at that time seen mostly during the practice games of basketball. When the hip-hop communities started to grow in throngs, so was the number of those clamoring for this court legend.

Puma Basket Platform Metallic heel

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Basket Platform
Style: Platform, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Basket, Puma Basket Platform
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, EVA

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Author
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.