Puma Hoops sets a date for the return of the Palace Guard OG.
The Puma Palace Guard has returned in an NBA All-Star tribute colorway paying homage to Charlotte, but fans may have been waiting for something a bit more original. Enter the Puma Palace Guard OG — paying tribute to the Guard that once wore them in Detroit.
By reinventing a classic from the 90s, Puma Hoops has officially entered the Retro market. Although, you can consider the Puma Clyde to be a Retro that’s been in production for decades, the roster had been small until now. With the Palace Guard OG and the Uproar Palace Guard, the lineup places a modern twist on the original Palace Guard shoe, a red and blue colorway named in honor of a legendary NBA arena: The Palace of Auburn Hills in Detroit.
With PUMA re-entering basketball market after nearly 20 years of absence, the 2019 re-release of the Palace Guard brings a revamped approach to the model. Fitted with Trinomic technology on the heel and a padded collar for enhanced comfort, the micro-perforated toe and quarter panel provide additional cushioning. Completing the look is a 3D Basketball logo on the tongue and a red and blue color scheme that honors Detroit basketball.
For those only interested in Puma’s modern hoops offerings, the Uproar ‘Palace Guard’ colors and blocking are reminiscent of the 90s style that inspired it. The shoe boasts Hybrid cushion strategically placed for highlight-level energy return and maximum grip for sharp cuts and sudden stops. Its dynamic lacing and fit system also have anchor points on the collar and through the forefoot to ensure full and secure lock down.
For those interested, the Puma Palace Guard OG ($90) and Uproar ‘Palace Guard’ ($130) will officially be available for full release on March 8. However, you can find the Puma Uproar ‘Palace Guard’ available now at Baitme.com.
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