Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball made huge waves with his ultra-popular debut PUMA signature shoe the PUMA MB.01. The silhouette had a huge collaboration with Rick and Morty and a slew of solid colorways including a “What The?” style colorway that amalgamated all of the popular colorways up to that point.
PUMA and Melo are looking to recapture that success with the dynamic PUMA MB.02. The new model leans more into LaMelo’s dazzling play style and energetic personality. The silhouette features a woven mesh upper for foot mobility and breathability. Melo’s signature wing design appears on the lateral portion upper and extends into the midsole for a levitated look. The medial portion features the word “Rare” stylized to fit the wing motif while also nodding to Melo’s unique attitude. The initial iteration of the upcoming sneaker is coming in a tonal orange colorway giving it a fire-y appearance.
The midsole is powered by PUMA’s Nitro foam which offers enhanced responsiveness and support for LaMelo’s crafty game. A metallic look adds a shining sense to the upcoming kicks while the “1 of 1” motto found near the laces is a nod to LaMelo’s unique skillset. PUMA and M.E.L.O branding on the tongue and heel tab complete the look.
The PUMA MB.02 “Supernova” drops on October 21 via Puma.com and select retailers. A retail price of $130 has been set.
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