Size and fit

The Puma Heritage Basket Classic features a lace-up design and a low-cut construction. The shoe runs narrow, and several buyers with average foot widths have noted the need to go at least a half size higher than their standard foot size. Those with wide feet may do better with a full size up adjustment.

The collar and tongue are lightly padded. The sneaker’s sole is flat and provides a stable base.

Puma Heritage Basket Classic Style

This Puma Classics model is an affordable shoe that is perfect for shooting the hoops, hanging out with friends, or doing everyday chores. All colorways of the Heritage Basket Classic look good with a track jacket and pants.  The all-white version has a clean and smart summer look that would be perfect when paired with shorts, chinos, or jeans. The black-team gold colorway shoe can even be worn to fancy events because of its low-key and elegant appearance.

Notable Features

Without a doubt, its classic silhouette is its most distinguishable and notable feature. It has an unassuming yet defined look that even a summary glance may tell a sneaker fan what type of model it is.

Puma Heritage Basket Classic History

The Puma Basket Classic was introduced in 1971 using the silhouette of the Puma Basket which was released in 1968. The Puma Basket Classic was intended to be the leather counterpart of the iconic Clyde—which has a suede upper—and was initially designed for playing basketball.  However, its distinctive look catapulted it into the Trainer Hall of Fame and gave it instant recognition in its own right.

The Heritage retained the comfortability that previous iterations were known for. It has an abrasion-resistant outsole made of rubber, a leather upper, and broad shoelaces with flat lacing. Over five decades since its original release, this silhouette remains a top draw for sneaker fans all over the world.

Additional Info

  • The heel contains the iconic Puma cat logo while the sides feature a gold foil Puma brand logo.
  • The Puma Basket appeared in the film, “Beat Street” which catapulted the shoe into a classic icon.


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