With the NBA pre-season underway Puma Hoops are making their entrance to the Basketball Sneaker scene with the launch of the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt. Puma has a long track record in the Basketball Sneaker Market dating back to 1973 launching their first ever athlete endorsed signature shoe the “Clyde”
(Puma Clyde released in 1973)
After a 20 year hiatus they announced their return to Basketball by singing Walt Clyde Fraiser to a lifetime deal, commemorating the deal with the release of 73 limited edition pairs of the OG Puma “Clydes”.
(Walt Clyde Fraser & Deandre Ayton posing with the OG Puma Clyde at at PUMA Hoops HQ in Brooklyn)
Puma’s partnership with Walt was just the beginning of numerous deals issued by the brand who signed NBA Rookies Deandre Ayton, Marvin Bagley III, Zhaire Smith and Michael Porter Jr along with budding stars Terry Rozier and Danny Green, rounding of the roster with veterans Rudy Gay & Skylar Diggins. The signings we’rent limited to just athletes with Jay Z being announced as the Puma Hoops brand creative director.
(Puma Hoops by On Court Off Court)
Despite the signings a return to basketball wouldn’t be complete without an on court model. The Puma Court Clyde Disrupt is a modern day take on the original model maintaining its classic street style, boosted with modern performance technology. Ditching the premium upper the Clyde Disrupt features an engineered knit upper with a padded ankle sock-like collar and an external heel counter. It will be interesting to see how Puma’s patented NRGY bead cushioning system holds up on the hardwood.
(Puma Clyde Court Disrupt worn by Terry Rozier)
Th Puma Clyde Court Disrupt releases on Thursday 11th October 2018 at 3pm retailing at £107 SHOP HERE. We’re eager to see what else Puma Hoops has in store for us, be sure to follow is on Instagram & Twitter to stay up to date with the latest Basketball Sneaker deals/release info.