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Latest Puma Reviews

Puma Deviate Nitro Elite Performance Review

I recently reviewed the Puma Deviate Nitro, Puma’s top-of-the-line flagship everyday running shoe and it was a great shoe. Now, I get a chance to review the lighter, better fitting, carbon plated, race day focused Puma Deviate Nitro Elite. Puma’s new star long distance athlete, Molly Seidel, already set several PRs in the Elite. Can the Elite unseat the Nike

Puma Disc Rebirth

Puma DISC Rebirth Review

The Puma DISC Rebirth is a new performance basketball model from Puma Hoops that utilizes the Puma’s old school DISC technology. We’ve recently seen Puma DISC return in both the retro Puma DISC System Weapon and the modern Puma Double DISC.

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. LeMelo typically rocks a Charlotte Hornets colorway (which we hope also releases) but the colorway we have in hand is called Twofold. Click play above to see Chris’ unfiltered, extremely blunt thoughts

Puma Deviate Nitro Performance Review

This year, Puma Running relaunched with four new running shoes. The Puma Deviate Nitro is their flagship everyday running shoe. And it’s clear from the Deviate Nitro and other models (Velocity, Liberate, and Eternity) that Puma invested a ton in research and development for the new running line.

puma clyde all pro kuzma low

Puma Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Low

The Puma Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Low is the lower cut version of Kyle Kuzma’s Rhude Puma Clyde All-Pro collab and a lifestyle version of the Puma Clyde All-Pro. The Puma Clyde All-Pro is a top performer and one of our favorite basketball shoes currently available. So, of course, any casual-focused version has our attention.

Puma Running 2021

Most Surprising Runner of 2021? Puma Running Returns

Puma has been taking the basketball shoe world by storm over the last couple years with some great models. They even made our surprise best basketball shoe of 2020, the Puma Clyde All Pro. Now, Puma is setting their sights on running shoes. Puma Running, despite once sponsoring Usain Bolt and other world class runners, was in hibernation. But as

Puma Basketball Shoes

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. LeMelo typically rocks a Charlotte Hornets colorway (which we hope also releases) but the colorway we have in hand is called Twofold. Click play above to see Chris’ unfiltered, extremely blunt thoughts

puma clyde all pro kuzma low

Puma Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Low

The Puma Clyde All-Pro Kuzma Low is the lower cut version of Kyle Kuzma’s Rhude Puma Clyde All-Pro collab and a lifestyle version of the Puma Clyde All-Pro. The Puma Clyde All-Pro is a top performer and one of our favorite basketball shoes currently available. So, of course, any casual-focused version has our attention.

Puma Double DISC

Puma Double DISC

Puma Double DISC $ 175 Release Date February 12, 2021 Style Code 194277_03 Official Name: Puma Double DISC CASTLEROCK-Puma Black Buy at Puma 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

Puma DISC System Weapon

Puma DISC System Weapon

Puma DISC System Weapon $ 170 Release Date: Available Now Style Code 374084_01 Official Name: Puma DISC System Weapon P Wht-Gry Violet-Bridal Rose Buy at Puma The Puma DISC System Weapon, the original laceless Puma basketball shoe from 1991, recently returned in both OG and new colorways. Did you even know these existed? We didn’t…well until the Air Jordan 33

Puma Clyde All Pro Kuzma

Puma Clyde All Pro Kuzma

The Puma Clyde All Pro Kuzma Mid, which is actually a high in our opinion, is a Kyle Kuzma PE that’s a casual/basketball hybrid. We were gifted these by India’s OG sneaker boutique, VegNonVeg, which now carries Puma models.

Puma RS Dreamer 2

Puma RS Dreamer 2

The Puma RS Dreamer 2, J Cole’s second signature shoe, is the follow up to the extremely successful and great looking Puma RS Dreamer. The RS Dreamer performed really well on court. Chris lauded its amazing traction and solid materials. The only thing he didn’t really like was the cushion.

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.

Puma Sponsored Celebrity

J Cole

J Cole Puma