Due to an ankle injury, LaMelo Ball is most likely going to miss the beginning of 2022–23 NBA season. However, the Charolette Hornets guard isn’t letting that stop him from releasing his second signature shoe outside of the Big Baller Brand: the PUMA MB.02.
On Ball and PUMA’s second proposal, which is a follow-up to what was mostly regarded as the greatest initial signature design in living memory, little has changed cosmetically. The designed woven mesh upper keeps the same level of lightness and breathability as the MB.01. And, also pays homage to LaMelo Ball’s tattooed wings with fuse overlays that span the length of the profiles. Underfoot, the venerable NITRO foam from the German sportswear giant is combined with a full-coverage designed, non-slip rubber compound that is ideal for the style of play that has made the youngest Ball Brother famous. The tread also features a feather template to further allude to LaMelo’s tattoos without compromising durability and traction.
In a formal press statement, LaMelo Ball stated, “I am immensely happy of partnering with PUMA to develop the second generation of my trademark sneaker. ” Moreover, when designing the MB.02, we advanced the designs to reflect my individual style, including the use of flames, RARE and 1 of 1 images, and vibrant colors. With the release of MB.02, I can’t wait to see how fans interact with the MB series in a new way.
As you wait for the pair to launch on Friday, October 21st, at puma.com, the PUMA mobile app, the PUMA NYC Flagship store, and the Foot Locker family of shops, enjoy the official campaign images of the pair below. The sneakers cost $130 USD each.
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Puma MB.02 “Supernova”
Release Date: Oct 21st, 2022 (Friday)
Style Code: 376442-01