Wednesday 26 January 2022

First Look: Lamelo Ball’s First PUMA Signature Shoe, the MB.01

After a stellar debut NBA season, receiving league-wide accolades and winning NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award, LaMelo Ball has another personal accomplishment to announce: his first signature shoe with PUMA. Global sports company PUMA has officially unveiled NBA superstar LaMelo Ball’s first PUMA signature basketball shoe, the MB.01.

The MB.01 marks PUMA Hoops’ first signature shoe release since re-launching its basketball category in 2018. MB.01 joins the lineup of PUMA’s iconic basketball signature shoes named after basketball legends Walt "Clyde” Frazier and Ralph Sampson.

MB.01 was co-designed by LaMelo, incorporating his personal style throughout the shoe from bold colour choices to intricate unique details, including an artistic outline of flames shooting down from the ankle collar that lines up to Melo’s famed rocket ankle tattoo.

The tongue of the shoe includes LaMelo’s “Not from Here” creative and the outsole showcases the word “rare,” which describes his talent on the hardwood.

Additional technology features of the MB.01 includes PUMA’s Nitro Foam throughout the midsole for superior responsiveness and comfort, full coverage non-slip rubber compound for enhanced durability and traction, and breathable monomesh for a supportive and ultra-lightweight feel. The 3D-printed disruptive upper construction completes the shoe’s sleek design.

Retailing for R3 199, the MB.01 is available from, PUMA V&A Waterfront, Braamfontein and Gateway, and Shesha.

Tuesday 18 January 2022

First Look: Nike Air Flight Lite Mid 'Scottie Pippen'

The sneaker is dressed in a classic white and university red colour blocking. This Nike Air Flight Mid features a white leather base with perforations and university red contrasting accents throughout.

Additional details include signature branded tongue labels, graphic inner lining, with Scottie Pippen’s logo stamped on the insoles.

The Nike Air Flight Lite Mid 'Scottie Pippen' is available at selected retailers. 

Friday 7 January 2022

Nike Women’s Dunk High - ‘Pink Prime’

The sneakers feature a near-fluorescent rose shade animates the overlays around the toe, along the tongue and across the heel, as well as the laces and branding on the tongue.

Underfoot, the Air Jordan 1-like sole unit opts for a “White” midsole, whereas the tried-and-proven tread reverts to a “Pink Prime” makeup.

The Nike Women’s Dunk High - ‘Pink Prime’ will drop at selected retailers.

Thursday 6 January 2022

First Look: Air Jordan 1 High Element GORE-TEX

Dressed in a black, chile red, particle grey, and sail colour scheme.

This offering of the Air Jordan 1 comes equipped with Gore-Tex for needed weatherproofing. It features suede heels with Gore-Tex embroidery on the lateral sides, 3M Reflective Swooshes, black uppers and overlays atop a white midsole and black/grey rubber outsole.

The Air Jordan 1 High Element GORE-TEX is available at selected retailers.