The hottest name in basketball sneakers right now is Puma. With the relaunch of their basketball division, the announcement of Jay-Z as their Creative Director, and numerous high-level signings from the new rookie class many heads have turned to see what is the next step for the brand. Today (June 20) we find out it is the unveiling of the relaunch’s first sneaker.
The new sneaker is titled the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt as it draws inspiration to the original Puma basketball sneaker, the Puma Clyde, created for legendary New York Knick Walt “Clyde” Frazier. The original sneaker dropped in 1973. The colorway premiered matches that of the Phoenix Suns, the presumed landing spot for Puma signee DeAndre Ayton. The sneaker has branding Puma branding throughout with a 1973 heel tag. They also feature engineered knit upper, a padded ankle collar and external heel counter.
It has been a huge week for Puma. The brand announced the signing of Ayton, but also Duke’s Marvin Bagley III and Texas Tech’s Zhaire Smith before bringing another big name to the roster in the University of Missouri forward Michael Porter Jr.
The 2018 NBA Draft occurs Thursday (June 21) night and once the rest of the signees fates are sealed we may get a hint into what the other introductory colorways will look like. The sneaker will be available on October 1, 2018, just ahead of the first jump ball of the new season. Check out Instagram announcements below.