Model: Lamelo Ball x Puma MB.01
Drop date: December 2021
Buy here: Footlocker.com | Foot Locker stores
A first for many: The MB.01 is Lamelo Ball’s first signature sneaker while it is also the first signature performance basketball sneaker from Puma since its re-entry into the basketball sphere. Lamelo joins a list that includes Walt “Clyde” Frazier and Ralph Sampson.
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The MB.01 was co-designed by Lamelo and he incorporates elements that reference his tattoos and personal brand. The flames shooting on the ankle collar mirrors his rocket ankle tattoo while the tongue incorporates “Not from Here” branding. A final nod is the “rare” print on the outsole which a nod to his performance on the court which earned him the title of NBA Rookie Of The Year.
Packed with tech: The MB.01 uses Puma’s Nitro Foam in the midsole of the sneaker and it is paired with a full coverage non-slip rubber compound on the outsole. The upper is a mix of breathable mono mesh and 3D-printed panels which offers it a sleek design while offering a supportive and ultra-lightweight feel.
Buy here: The Lamelo Ball x Puma MB.01 drops in Singapore sometime in December 2021, and will be available on Footlocker.com and at Foot Locker stores. More colorways will release throughout 2021 and 2022.