Our verdict


The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt is a good shoe. Even so, the Uproar has indeed topped its predecessor in all categories except the cushion. Its Hybrid technology received divided reviews from the crowd. Those who prefer court feel will enjoy this shoe. Overall, the PUMA Uproar is a must-try.


  • Low-to-the-ground feel
  • True to size
  • Good lockdown
  • Outdoor hooping
  • Performs sharp cuts
  • Breaks in nicely and quickly
  • Great fit


  • Not enough cushioning
  • Limited colorways
  • No responsiveness

Who should buy the Puma Uproar

This shoe is a great pick if:

  • You are looking for a mid-cut shoe with great ankle support
  • You want a pair with a secure fit since its heel comes with a TPU wrap-around piece for containment that provides a good amount of lockdown to keep the foot from slippage and ankle injuries

PUMA Uproar logo

Profile of the PUMA Uproar

The PUMA Uproar is a nice-looking and great-performing basketball shoe. It is reported to weigh over 14 ounces but feels lightweight on foot. Its mesh upper is overlaid with high-performance textile. The solid rubber outsole has a combination of multidirectional and herringbone patterns.

PUMA Uproar outsole1

For cushioning, this shoe has a hybrid of two technologies - NRGY and Ignite Foams. This custom cushioning delivers a significant amount of energy return and responsiveness to keep the legs stress-free.


Cushion. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the PUMA Uproar comes in the same Hybrid cushioning technology as the Clyde Court Disrupt. The NRGY cushioning is often compared to Adidas’s Boost technology. Even so, the NRGY cushioning has beads in the midsole that delivers energy return. Instead of an EVA foam, the shoe has the Ignite foam as its midsole carrier.

PUMA Uproar midsole

Traction. The PUMA Uproar comes with a solid rubber outsole. It features what some call a “blade” traction pattern. It is a combination of herringbone and linear and lateral lines. Built with thick and solid rubber outsoles, these PUMA basketball shoes can be played outdoors. For dusty indoor courts, wearers are reminded to wipe the outsole from time to time to prevent floor slippage.

PUMA Uproar outsole


Length and width. New buyers with narrow and normal-sized feet can go true to size with the PUMA Uproar. As for those with wider feet, it is best to fit the shoe before the purchase.

PUMA Uproar side

Lockdown. The heel of the PUMA Uproar comes with a TPU wrap-around piece. It provides a good amount of lockdown to keep the foot from slippage and ankle injuries. This PUMA shoe for hooping comes in a half-bootie construction and a traditional lace-up system.

PUMA Uproar lace


The upper of the PUMA Uproar is made of mesh. The high-performance textile overlays make this PUMA kicks durable.

 PUMA Uproar upper2


A handful of NBA players were spotted rocking the PUMA Uproar. DeMarcus Cousins wore a simple black and white rendition of these basketball sneakers during a pre-game warm-up. PUMA endorsers including DeAndre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Michael Porter Jr. and Zhaire Smith were also seen wearing the Uproars.

PUMA Uproar logo on tongue

The PUMA Uproar has pull tabs at the tongue and heel that make wearing and removing the shoe easy. The brand’s cat logo is found at the heel and outsole. As for the PUMA Formstrip branding, it is made of textile and is located on the lateral side. These lightweight PUMA basketball sneakers look great with either long or short pants. These can also be worn on any top.

PUMA Uproar logo on outsole

Special colorways of the PUMA Uproar

PUMA Uproar Charlotte ASG Fade

In commemoration of the All-Star Weekend in Charlotte, North Carolina, the PUMA Uproar was released in colors that honor the Charlotte Bobcats on the left and Charlotte Hornets on the right. The team colors of the Hornets are teal, dark purple, gray and white. While the Bobcats have white, orange, blue, and black.

PUMA Uproar Palace Guard

In honor of Isiah Thomas from the Detroit Pistons, the Palace Guard colorway is a white shoe with red and blue accents.

PUMA Uproar Spectra

The Spectra colorway is part of PUMA’s Futro releases, which are designs that combine the future and retro. This colorway relives the fashion of the 90s while it meets the performance value of recent times. These predominantly yellow basketball shoes are accented with red, black, and blue.