Verdict from 7.3 hours of research from the internet

85
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10 users: 4.4 / 5
10 experts: 86 / 100

7 reasons to buy

  • Players who love a low-to-the-ground feel recommend the Puma Uproar.
  • A large number of reviewers mention that these mid-top basketball shoes are true to size.
  • The wrap-around TPU heel counter gives users good lockdown.
  • Because the rubber outsole is hard, a handful of players are happy to take the Puma Uproar for outdoor hooping.
  • The blade traction patterns performs sharp cuts and stops, according to many.
  • The Puma Uproar breaks in nicely and quickly.
  • A good number of wearers agree that the fit and lockdown of the shoe do not become sloppy after months of use.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some wearers gripe that the cushioning of these Puma basketball shoes are not as good as the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt.
  • A few leave comments that the Puma Uproar has limited colorways.
  • The Puma Uproar does not deliver bounciness or responsiveness, say several shoe owners.

Bottom line

Puma has done an impressive job with the Clyde Court Disrupt. 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 definitely enjoy this shoe. Overall, the Puma Uproar is a must-try.

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Designed for the streets and built for the courts, 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 for durability. The solid rubber outsole has a combination of multidirectional and herringbone patterns. For cushioning, Puma presents the 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, Puma has the Ignite foam as its midsole carrier.

Traction. The Puma Uproar comes with a solid rubber outsole. It features what some call a “blade” traction pattern. It is a combination of the tried-and-true herringbone, and linear and lateral lines. Built with thick and solid rubber outsoles, these Puma basketball shoes can definitely be played outdoors.  

For dusty indoor courts, wearers are reminded to wipe the outsole from time to time to prevent floor slippage.

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 prior to the purchase.

Lockdown. The heel of the Puma Uproar comes with a TPU wrap-around piece for containment. It provides a good amount of lockdown to keep the foot from slippage and ankle injuries.

To keep the foot in place, these Puma shoes for hooping come in a half-bootie construction and a traditional lace-up system.

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

Early this year, 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.

The Puma Uproar comes with pull tabs at the tongue and heel to 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 at the lateral side.

These lightweight Puma basketball sneakers look great with either long or short pants. These can also be worn any top.

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 basically are designs that combine the future and retro. This colorway relives the fashion of the 90s while it meets the performance value of the recent times. These predominantly yellow basketball shoes are accented with red, black, and blue.

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Dimitrije Curcic
Dimitrije Curcic

Dimitrije Curcic has been playing basketball for over 22 years. Like Manu Ginobili, he’s a left-hander whose moves led him to a better career-shooting percentage than the Argentine himself. After playing professionally for 10 years, Dimitrije moved to coaching for two seasons before he became a basketball statistician for StatScore, and FanSided contributor for the San Antonio Spurs. Dimitrije loves to tell hoop stories through numbers and graphics and has been featured on Fansided, FiveThirtyEight, Eurohoops, and TalkBasket among the others.

dimitrije@runrepeat.com