LaMelo Ball officially joins Puma

Back in August , we covered LaMelo Ball and Puma allegedly being in the final stages of putting together an endorsement deal. Wednesday morning the brand announced their signing of the youngest of the Ball brothers. Per Nick DePaula, Ball had this to say about signing with Puma: “I personally chose a different path to achieve my success because that defines who I am. I know some people think I am mysterious or ‘not from here,’ and I might have to agree. I am someone who likes to be different…

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“Super Mario 64” Puma RS-Dreamer drops September 4

In celebration of the 35th anniversary of Super Mario and the Super Mario Brothers series Puma and Nintendo are teaming up on this edition of the RS-Dreamer. It sports a red knitted upper with red and blue suede overlays. Super Mario appears on the tongue, joined by the Starman on the heels and Mario imaging and graphics on the insoles.  The upper sits above a Pro Foam midsole that fades from blue to white and also houses RS Foam cushioning. A white rubber outsole rounds out the aesthetic.  The “Super…

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LaMelo Ball to sign with Puma

When LaMelo Ball takes the court , whenever and wherever that is, next NBA season it appears he will do so with Pumas on his feet. Per Shams Charania, the potential number one pick and the brand are close to coming together on an endorsement deal. The Ball signing continues a trend by Puma of targeting and acquiring young, high end talent, as they have the top two picks in the 2018 draft, DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, as well who could be seen as the steal , and…

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“Blood, Sweat and Tears” J.Cole x Puma RS-Dreamer coming this month

J.Cole’s Puma Basketball shoe, the RS-Dreamer, is planned to release in limited-edition colorways this August. Nicknamed “Blood, Sweat and Tears” inspired by the hard work and tenacity that one must possess in order to bring one’s dreams to fruition. It sports a red upper built of combination of mesh and suede with white piping on the later side, grey branding on the tongue pull tab and a “DREAMER” logo on the heel. The aforementioned upper sits atop a red midsole and a grey rubber outsole. The “Blood, Sweat and Tears”…

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This Puma shoe is accused of giving off Hitler vibes

Puma’s Storm Adrenaline is garnering attention for its aesthetic, but not in the way the brand envisioned. Social media users said that when looking at the shoe from above , the shoe bears a resemblance to Adolf Hitler. Purveyors of this comparison say the toe overlay is similar to Hitler’s hairstyle and the mid foot tongue a likening to his toothbrush mustache. But it gets better. There has been pushback against the Hitler resemblance, but not in the way one might think. Others countered that the shoes did not look…

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Nike unlikely to match Puma’s offer to Kyle Kuzma

Earlier in September is was reportered that Los Angeles Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma was nearing a sneaker deal with Puma. Nike, who Kuzma was with at the time, had 10 days to exercise the match clause in their deal with Kuzma if they wished to keep him on their roster. According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, it appears that the orange-branded athletic giant will decline to exercise that clause which will pave the way for Kuzma to become Puma’s latest endorser. At only 24, Kuzma fits in…

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Kyle Kuzma and Puma closing in on shoe deal

It appears that Kyle Kuzma could be the next young NBA talent to join the Puma roster. According to an initial report from the New York Times’ Marc Stein, Puma is nearing a deal with the Los Angeles Laker. Last season, the 23-year-old forward engaged in a partnership with the sneaker resale platform GOAT, in which he functioned as a brand ambassador and would wear rare kicks on and off the court.

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RJ Barrett signs with Puma

Since its return to the basketball space, Puma has went after and scored several young and up-and-coming players, such as the top two picks in last year’s draft, DeAndre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, the very talented but unproven Kevin Knox, Zhaire Smith Micheal Porter Jr and the mercurial Terry Rozier and DeMarcus Cousins. The brand has also broken ground in the WNBA, as it also added 4-time league All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith to their basketball roster. In keeping in line with their previous signings, Puma has added RJ Barrett to…

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Puma unveils their latest basketball shoe

The Legacy is Puma’s third silhouette since re-entering the basketball space last season. The mid-collared silhouette sports a knit upper with large branding on the medial and lateral sides. The midsole is composed of PUMA Hybrid, a foam that the brand is touting as the “the most responsive foam in the industry.” A rubber outsole completes the aesthetic. The Puma Legacy is scheduled to release August 17 at puma.com and select retail venues. The sticker price is set at $100 USD Puma Legacy $100August 17, 2019

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This Puma Clyde Court celebrates Def Jam’s 35th anniversary

This Puma Clyde Court is the first release ( there are more to come throughout the duration of 2019 and extending into 2020.) from the year long partnership between Def-Jam and Puma. Outfitted in a wine upper, the sneaker features the Def Jam logo on the heel and behind the tongue, “1984” is embroidered, which is the year Def Jam was founded. A semi translucent, gum colored midsole and outsole completes the aesthetic. The Def Jamx Puma Clyde Court is expected to pre-launch in limited amounts exclusively at ComplexCon Sunday…

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