The MB.02 Flare is the latest addition to LaMelo Ball’s extraordinary PUMA Hoops range. A NITRO foam-infused midsole that mimics Melo’s distinctive wings serves as the foundation for this second model. The concept expands in epic proportions onto the constructed woven mesh upper, providing a broad-reaching design statement, and a vibrant pop of color adds punch to the court-ready kick, while the instantly recognizable “1 of 1” marking reiterates that nothing else comes close.

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PUMA Hoops’ distinctive NITRO foam-infused midsole provides improved responsiveness and comfort while being lightweight—ideal for high-energy, explosive playstyles. Because of its full-coverage designed nonslip rubber compound and feather (a tribute to Melo’s characteristic wings) tread pattern for better durability and traction, the shoe is also great for rapid cutbacks and spot-up jumpers. Finally, the fit features a revolutionary upper design comprised of engineered woven mesh and multizone blended materials for targeted support, comfort, and breathability in a lightweight package.

Retailing for $130, the MB.02 Flare will be available Friday, February 24 in both men’s and kid’s sizes at, Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Foot Locker Canada, Champs Sports and Champs Sports Canada.


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