PUMA Court Rider Review

May 23, 2023
David Sunnyside

PUMA's latest basketball shoe, the Court Rider Chaos, fuses lifestyle and performance materials for a look that works well on and off the court. Aimed at smaller, lighter guards who are quick on their feet and often perform a lot of agile footwork, this shoe is designed to provide maximum court feel with minimal cushioning. It has full-length Rider foam, grippy rubber and a unique lacing system that locks the foot in. The traction is also aggressive and sticky, so it may be a good option for players who prefer to play on outdoor courts where dust can be an issue.

Although the traction is great, some reviewers say that it can be slippery on smooth indoor surfaces. They also warn that the material tends to attract dust, so you may need to keep wiping the outsole to maintain traction. However, these are minor issues, and overall the shoes are very responsive and comfortable to wear on-court.

The main drawback to this sneaker is its minimal cushioning, which may not be enough for bigger players who prefer a more substantial level of support and protection. Those who are looking for a shoe that provides the same type of low to the ground setup but with more cushioning should consider the RS Dreamer or Clyde All-Pro from PUMA. The upcoming Stephen Curry 9 from Under Armour is also worth considering if you're looking for a solid-performing, low-profile hoop shoe that can also double as a fashionable streetwear sneaker.

David Sunnyside
Co-founder of Urban Splatter • Digital Marketer • Engineer • Meditator
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