Our verdict


It is safe to say that the PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt is a pleasant surprise. At first look, this basketball shoes can make some doubt the shoes’ ability to deliver well on court. But opinions dramatically change when they play in these hoop shoes. The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt is comfortable and supportive. There are also mentions of its attractive design, making them fit for casual use as well.


  • Performs well on court
  • Looks great
  • Great cushioning
  • Delivers great comfort.
  • Quite supportive
  • Well-designed knit upper


  • A bit heavy
  • Inconsistent traction

Who should buy the PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt

The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt is a mid-top basketball shoe suitable for:

  • casual and indoor basketball games
  • hoop players who like PUMA shoes/designs

Profile of the PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt

The original PUMA Clyde first appeared in 1973. It was the much celebrated signature shoe of Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier who led the New York Knicks to two NBA championships.

In 2018, the Clyde is transformed into the Clyde Court Disrupt. It is a perfect blend of throwback and current. It has the vintage looks that give it that undeniable lifestyle appeal. 

Good traction on various floor types 

But it also features the innovative NRGY and IGNITE foams that deliver impact protection and court feel.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt Good traction on various floor types 

It also has reliable support features and great multidirectional traction on various floor types. “We’ll take inspiration from the past, but we won’t be tied down by it.” PUMA couldn’t have said it better.

Caged foam stabilizes the foot

The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt features a hybrid or combination of NRGY and IGNITE in the midsole.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt Caged foam stabilizes the foot

NRGY foam powers the wearer’s every step while the IGNITE caged foam stabilizes their ride. The synergy of both these foams delivers amazing impact protection and court feel.

Great multidirectional grip

The outsole of the Clyde Court Disrupt is the inverse of that of the original. This means that what is recessed in the original is raised here, and what is raised in the original is recessed here.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt Great multidirectional grip

Nevertheless, this pattern has a great multidirectional grip on many types of floors, effectively supporting the player’s aggressive movements as he drives toward the basket.

Provides support 

These PUMA basketball shoes are advertised as true to size, but new buyers both online and offline are advised to find ways to first try these shoes on just to be sure about the fit.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt Provides support 

The revived PUMA Clyde provides support in a number of ways. First is through its laces. 

Secure fit 

The lacing system is a bit modified in the sense that the last two loops are located way down, almost in the lower half of the rear lateral and medial sides.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt Secure fit 

This setup lets the shoe, especially the rear part, grasp the ankle and the whole foot more securely when the laces are tightened.

Keeps the foot from sliding

The heel counter works in synergy with the heel cage which keeps the wearer’s ride stable and secure. Their synergistic effect also stops the foot from sliding out of the footbed.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt engineered knit

A large part of the upper is made of engineered knit that delivers huge amounts of support, flexibility, and breathability. It is made durable, too.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt offers comfort and better fit

The integrated tongue and collar are made of a stretchy material that delivers the perfect blend of flexibility and support. The inner sleeve of the shoe is generously padded further ensuring comfort and delivering a better fit.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt offers comfort and better fit

A reimagined version of a 1973 sneaker icon, the PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt has an undeniably vintage look that makes it such an attractive shoe for casual use. It is often paired with joggers and even denims.