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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 RS Dreamer Mario 64

Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64 Review

The Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64 is a really fun sneaker collaboration. Super Mario Bros doesn’t have many shoe collabs and this one is straight fire. In fact, it’s in the running as one of Chris’ favorite releases of the year. Why? Find out in the video.

Puma Calibrate Runner Review

The Puma Calibrate Runner is a lifestyle shoe that showcases Puma’s new cushioning technology, Xetic. Xetic is a 3D foam configuration that Puma created with MIT. The idea was to find the optimally shaped foam structure that allowed for a progressive cushioning experience throughout the footstrike. The vertical and horizontal “8” shaped holes, a pattern nicknamed “Recurve”, are built to

Puma UltraRide Performance Review

Puma’s resurgence has a lot to do with releasing really good looking shoes. The Puma UltraRide is another slick looker that’s equal parts budget-friendly running shoe and fashionable summertime casual sneaker. And though it looks fresh, at WearTesters, our main focus is performance. Let’s review how the Puma Ultraride performs as a running shoe.

Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball

Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball

The Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball is J. Cole’s first signature sneaker. J. Cole previously received his own colorway of the Puma Sky. The RS-Dreamer is marketed a bit differently in that it comes from Puma RS heritage but is built for a specific person. I’m surprised Puma didn’t call it the J. Cole 1. Maybe this will be similar to the

Puma Speed 600 2 Review

The Puma Speed 600 2 shows that Puma is in the business of making serious running shoes again. Do they succeed? Not really. But they’re headed in the right direction and I hope they can do in running what they’ve done in basketball by producing some high performance models. Price: $130 | Weight: 10.2 oz (Men), 8.8 oz (Women) |

Puma Basketball Shoes

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 RS Dreamer Mario 64

Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64 Review

The Puma RS Dreamer Mario 64 is a really fun sneaker collaboration. Super Mario Bros doesn’t have many shoe collabs and this one is straight fire. In fact, it’s in the running as one of Chris’ favorite releases of the year. Why? Find out in the video.

Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball

Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball

The Puma RS-Dreamer Basketball is J. Cole’s first signature sneaker. J. Cole previously received his own colorway of the Puma Sky. The RS-Dreamer is marketed a bit differently in that it comes from Puma RS heritage but is built for a specific person. I’m surprised Puma didn’t call it the J. Cole 1. Maybe this will be similar to the

PUMA Sky Dreamer First Impressions

After sightings on the feet of those such as J. Cole and an on-court debut by Kyle Kuzma, we now have our own in hand look at the PUMA Sky Dreamer. A modern take on the 1985 Puma Sky LX, this latest silhouette pays respect to the brand’s high top heritage on court. The PUMA Sky Dreamer — as this

PUMA Clyde Hardwood Performance Review

Throwback milk crate traction patterns were used at the midfoot and heel of the PUMA Clyde Hardwood while herringbone was placed in the forefoot. Add in that the rubber compound used on these things was tacky as hell, and you’ve got yourself a banger in terms of traction. I don’t think I’ve had traction this good and this consistent since

Puma Running Shoes

Puma Lifestyle Shoes

History of Puma 

Puma is a German athletic footwear and apparel brand from Herzogenaurach, Bavaria. It is currently the third largest sportswear apparel brand in the world, behind Nike and Adidas.

It is the main producer of Formula One and NASCAR clothing. In 2018, Puma re-entered the basketball sneaker market for the first time in 20 years. Jay-Z was named the creative director for Puma Basketball, and the brand immediately signed Marvin Bagley III and Deandre Ayton. Since then the brand has also signed rapper J Cole to a sponsorship deal as well as Demarcus Cousins, Michel Porter Jr, Kyle Kuzma, and Lamelo Ball (among others). Finally, in 2020, Puma signed ex FC Barcelona and current PSG Brazilian football superstar Neymar.

But the story of Puma can’t be told properly without mentioning another famous German sneaker brand, Adidas:

Puma vs Adidas

The founders of Puma and Adidas were brothers. Adolf Dassler would go on to create Adidas and Rudolph Dassler Puma.

They began as partners, running a small shoe business out of the back of their mother’s laundering business. They were one of the few footwear companies that specialized in athletic footwear. The company became relatively successful in Germany providing footwear for runners and soccer players. It wasn’t until 1936 when the brand took off.

The two brothers traveled from Bavaria to Berlin with a suitcase filled with sneakers, intent on convincing athletes to use their sneakers while competing, as a marketing ploy. One of the athletes they convinced to use their shoes was the great Jesse Owens, who won 4 gold medals that summer using Dassler running spikes. After that, the popularity of the brand exploded.

They enjoyed some years of prosperity but soon a rift occurred between the two brothers, and the two decided to separate. Rudolph stayed in the same town but moved his company across the river. Adolf would name his company Adidas and Rudolph would name his Puma.

The rivalry became fierce and petty and even divided the town itself between Puma supporters and Adidas supporters. The feud lasted until well after the two founders passed away, Adolf even refused to attend Rudolph’s funeral.

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J Cole

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