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LaMelo Ball Shoes

LaMelo Ball Shoes

Latest LaMelo Ball Shoe Reviews

Puma Court Rider

Puma Court Rider

The Puma Court Rider is the latest from Puma Hoops and is the shoe the now injured, potential rookie of the year LaMelo Ball wears in the NBA.

PUMA RS Dreamer Performance Review

We now live in a world where a very respected and influential rapper has a legit high performing signature basketball shoe. The PUMA RS Dreamer, J. Cole‘s signature basketball shoe, is the real deal. As you’ll see in the performance review, this is a shoe you can trust on court.

Puma MB.01

When the 2021-2022 season kicked off, the youngest of the Ball brothers started with a bang sneaker-wise. Puma announced his first official signature shoe with the brand. LaMelo Ball’s PUMA MB.01 is set to release in December 2021 for $125. The shoe was announced in an all red colorway, and Melo has mostly been playing in a Hornets PE. More colorways have already been confirmed to release throughout the 2021-22 season. The MB.01 shares many design cues and it’s name with LaMelo’s second signature with the Big Baller Brand,  

The PUMA MB.01 was co-designed by LaMelo himself, who worked closely with the brand’s designers. The theme surrounding the design of the shoe is the “One Of One” concept embodied by the Hornets point guard.

“Not From Here” is spelled out at the base of the lace collar and the MB.01 features a monomesh textile upper for lightweight and durable support, PUMA’s Nitro Foam throughout the midsole and a full coverage non-slip rubber compound for enhanced durability and traction. Stay tuned for the full performance review. 

Puma Court Rider, RS Dreamer and Clyde Hardwood

LaMelo signed with Puma back in 2020 before the start of the season. The deal was reportedly worth $100 million, not bad for a 19 year old rookie. He would take the court for the Charlotte Hornets in several different Puma models that year: the Puma RS Dreamer, the Puma Clyde All Pro and what was his first, un-official signature shoe, the Puma Court Rider

LaMelo had a great rookie season with the Hornets. He averaged just about 16 ppg, 6 rpg and 6 apg. He showed flashes of the perennial All-Star that many scouts believe he will become. He also was named Rookie of the Year, despite missing extended time due to a broken wrist. Melo’s good year didn’t translate into wins for the Hornets but the team showed potential with a solid core of youngsters. 

Big Baller Brand

Believe it or not, LaMelo had 2 signature shoes before ever stepping on a court as a professional hooper. To be fair, they were under a brand that his own family created, but a signature shoe is a signature shoe. As part of Big Baller Brand (BBB) LaMelo laced-up the LM1 and the MB1.

Many of Big Baller Brands’ shoes were designed by Brandblack’s David Raysse and Billy Dill. They therefore share many performance features and design cues with Brandblack sneakers. BBB intended to use new technology and materials that were meant to differentiate the BBB products from what Brandblack did. The LM1 was, technology-wise, basically a re-imagined Brandblack Rare Metal.

The MB1, much like LiAngelo’s BBB G3 and Lonzo’s BBB ZO2.19, featured the same midsole and outsole tooling. 

The MB1 featured a Jetlon-like cushioned ride with great grip on the hardwood. The shoe’s upper featured a textile/mesh build with synthetic overlays. The strap on LaMelo’s shoe featured a fashion-esque buckle and nylon wrap with “Big Baller Brand” stamped across it. 

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puma clyde all pro kuzma low

Puma Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Low

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Puma Double DISC

Puma Double DISC

The Puma Double DISC is a modern take on Puma’s original laceless basketball shoe released in 1991, the Puma DISC System Weapon. This new version doesn’t look like a basketball shoe, but it’s made for hoops. It’s also the first Puma basketball shoe to feature two DISCs instead of one. One DISC is on top of the foot (like normal)
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Puma DISC System Weapon

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Puma Clyde All Pro Kuzma

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Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64

Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64 Review

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