Puma Motorsport Court Review

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Puma has revived its brand in recent years with killer collaborations, most notably with Fenty by Rihanna. This M Motorsport Court is just a new way to bring two great things together. Car lovers and sneaker lovers alike will be absolutely in love with this casual option from the brand. In sleek black and white, making the classic form stripe pop, the M Motorsport Court is the perfect way to finish off a great outfit. You’ll be driving circles around those other styles once you get your hands on these.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • All-Over Perforation
  • BMW Emblem
  • Durable Outsole
  • Great Price
  • Sleek Style
Cons
  • Fully Synthetic
  • Minimal Support
  • Few Comfort Features
Aesthetics

Aesthetics

If you like the classic Puma style, you’re going to love the Motorsport Court. A take on their Court sneaker, this perforated version is great for warmer weather and will look fresh regardless of how you style it. In black and white, this is a casual and old school, perfect for jeans and a tee. Perforation gives an update to the usual Puma style, and it makes this shoe awesome for spring and summer, despite its darker color scheme. The BMW symbol on the heel adds sporty detail to an already sporty pair of kicks. The perforation is even visible on the form stripe, which is unexpected but makes the overall texture of the shoe cohesive and cool. The slim silhouette and sleek profile ensure that this Court shoe is one to be remembered. For anyone wild for the look and feel of Pumas, a simple option like this one is definitely a great choice to add to their collection.
Airflow

Airflow

There are both pros and cons to the ability these shoes have to filter the air in and out of them. Though they look leather, this is actually a synthetic upper, unfortunately. Synthetic materials are generally at an advantage because technology can create wonderfully breathable materials, however, synthetic leather doesn’t benefit in the same way. Synthetic leather styles tend to be a lot less forgiving to your feet on those hot days. Plus, black absorbs heat, so these may not be your friend in the sweltering heat. One thing that makes this less impactful, however, is the fact the shoe is perforated. Perforation is tiny holes throughout the fabric. Many shoes utilize this kind of pattern in their uppers, but few do it all over the upper like this Puma. Even the tongue of the Motorsport Court is perforated all over. This adds airflow into a relatively restrictive fabric, which is what you’d want when the fabric is lacking. It may not be a total package, but it definitely still holds as a decent choice in footwear. It would probably serve as a better footwear pick for spring or fall, rather than deep into the summer.
Brand

Brand

Puma is an incredibly hot brand right now. Their collaborations are earning Puma attention all over. They have been one of the driving forces behind iconic throwback styles, and have had some really fun old school picks in their collections in recent years. Even though they love honoring old favorites, they also aren’t afraid to do something new. That is the beauty of Puma, their fearless approach to fashion and contemporary casual wear. If you have ever owned a pair of Pumas, you know that their styles are not only cute but comfy. They think of the consumer with every look they create, something lost on many brands today. Puma is one of the largest sportswear manufacturers in the world, coming in at number three globally. Many don’t know this, but their founder is Rudolf Dassler, the brother of Adi Dassler, the mind behind Adidas. Puma’s home base is in Germany, and it is no secret that they maintain the same values they did in the late 1940s when the brand was first born.
Comfort

Comfort

If you’re into the feel of Puma court sneakers, you’re gonna love the comfort of this one in particular. Due to a slight lift at the arch, they have a bit of support, more than a similar but flatter style would offer. Some padding in the footbed cushions each step. The perforation on the upper of the Motorsport Court Perf makes the shoe breezy and light, two awesome qualities for a casual staple like this one. While this isn’t built to be a comfort or performance sneaker, it is still a very good option for laid back and stylish wear. The design is pretty sporty, so some may be disappointed that it isn’t modeled after athletic wear in construction, but most will be happy with the lightweight feel and cool aesthetics. A slightly rounded toe gives your free some room to spread when walking or standing, so if you’re one to be on your feet when doing everyday activities, you will probably really love this as a quick throw on option.
Durability

Durability

Perforation is usually surprisingly good for durability, the small holes allow the fabric to have a bit of giving without interfering with the fabric’s integrity. Airflow also helps to extend the life of the shoe because it doesn’t trap damaging sweat and heat, warping the material, something that you need to look out for with synthetic leather uppers. The outsole on this Puma is rubber, which is by far one of the longest lasting material options for outsoles. Rubber is pretty much good to go until it cracks, it takes an extremely long time to wear down or degrade in the absence of harsh chemicals and heat. Don’t forget, however, that this shoe is light and made of mainly synthetic materials. Leather uppers, especially perforated leather, would be much more long-lasting than this synthetic counterpart. You will need to be careful about being really rough with this shoe, as it won’t necessarily be long-lasting. While it appears to be a modern and sleek design made of high-quality materials, that is kind of all for show. This will fool many into thinking it is a leather sneaker, but wearing it, you will obviously be able to tell that it is not.
Flexibility

Flexibility

Puma has some awesome picks for flexibility because they keep a lot of their design choices low-profile. That means the shoe looks and feels slim. The perforation upper, especially the perforation on the tongue, making this a really flexible sneaker by the brand. The Motorsport Court Perf has a relatively thin outsole, not too thin that it doesn’t provide any protection for your foot, but thin enough to not restrict your motion while wearing it. Even though the upper is synthetic, you can still break it in similar to a leather shoe, but the holes really help it to have great movement straight off the production line. The upper being so incredibly thin without sacrificing a bit of cushioning really does help create a lovely shoe that moves with you on every step. The Motorsport Court Perf may not be the perfect option when it comes to supporting and comfort, but it is a really sweet choice for casual wear if you are looking for great movement, breathability, and style.
Model

Model

One of the cutest little details on the Motorsport Court is the BMW logo on its heel. This Puma BMW M Motorsport Court Perf is trying to mimic the cool aesthetics of the BMW. You will look quick and ready to go no matter how you choose to wear this option. Perforated synthetic leather on the upper mimics the slick look of a detailed interior on a sportscar. These are definitely for automobile fans and sneaker fans alike, but fans of both are most likely to fall for this option by Puma. This was a collaboration between the luxury car company and the laidback athleticwear brand that took everyone by surprise. If you are into a sporty look with a lowkey vibe but also want to rock something a little more unique than a plain court shoe, this perforated option by Puma might be just what the doctor ordered. I can easily imagine this shoe with a pair of dark wash, straight leg jeans, and a relaxed henley, topped with a beloved leather jacket. Whatever you choose to style it with, you are going to be thrilled with the way you look when you step out in the Motorsport Court.
Outsole

Outsole

As mentioned prior, the outsole of this Puma BMW M Motorsport is rubber, which is amazing for durability and rebound. Rubber is able to give a really high energy return, you’ll feel like you’re ready to bounce around the track. Whether you are a regular at speedways or just like fast style, chances are this outsole has more than enough of what it takes to keep up with you. The traction on the outside of this sneaker has a really great and unique design. If you turn the Motorsport Court over, you will see the chevron detailing popular on many rubber soles. The tension between the pattern when going in different directions provides excellent grip. One detail is a little more interesting than that usual chevron, however. Lines curve across the bottom of the Motorsport Court Perf from the heel to the toe of this pick. The lines are reminiscent of the curves of the road when hugging those fast turns. Fans who are dedicated to cars, racing, or just having a good time on the open road will gravitate towards this sneaker with fun details such as this.
Price

Price

Puma is pretty usual when it comes to pricing, in terms of athletic and athleisure options. A lot of footwear, especially name brand footwear that is trending, can be extremely overpriced for what it is. This BMW M Motorsport Court Perf gives the wallet a break with an affordable price anyone will struggle to pass up. Due to the synthetic materials on the upper, costs were able to be slimmed way down for the consumer. That means this shoe is made very well, but with lesser materials to give you a great deal. Similar footwear that borrows the same sleek, black look can be in the triple digits when you look to inquire on pricing, so something like this is eye-catching, to say the least. If you want to look like you live in a lap of luxury for the price of a lap at the Y, consider purchasing this simple, clean, and classic design by the folks at Puma and BMW. Athleisure sneakers continue to get more and more expensive, so when a fresh face like the Puma BMW M Motorsport Court Perf comes along at such a low price, it is a real surprise and a treat to be able to dress with style, regardless of cost.
Support

Support

Some court-style sneakers have no support at all. Oddly enough, this Puma does utilize some support in its build, which is relatively unusual for the brand. Just at first glance, you can see that there is a heel to drop, though it is ever so slight. This distance between the heel and the floor and the ball of the foot and the floor are slightly different, with the heel a bit longer to make the footbed into a sloped, cushioned area for your feet. Don’t be fooled, however, this isn’t to say that the Puma BMW W Motorsport Court Perf is ideal for those reliant on footbed support. This is most certainly for a fashion-forward dresser, not necessarily who needs a lot of support in every shoe they wear. This will have all-day comfort, but it doesn’t really cut it when stacked up to similar looks among other brands that are specifically made to feel great on.
Bottom Line

Bottom Line

If these shoes make your heart “vroom”, you’re in the right place. The classic BMW accents and perforated upper are only a couple staples that make this footwear stand out from the rest. Like nothing in its category, Puma PMW BMW Motorsport Court Perf will soon be a no brainer for anyone who loves both Puma and the BMW. Plus, these comfortable little shoes are light and easier to wear, making them appear to be a no-brainer.