Puma's partnership with NBA star LaMelo Ball has been a game-changer in the basketball sneaker market. The partnership began with the launch of the MB.01 in 2021, which quickly became a fan favorite for its performance and style. While Ball and Puma have moved onto their third signature model, the MB.01 remains a coveted design, with Puma revisiting the sneaker in various forms. The latest release to catch the attention of sneakerheads is a retro colorway of the MB.01 Low in the vibrant Green Gecko colorway.
The MB.01 Low Green Gecko retains the design elements that made the original MB.01 a hit. The upper is constructed from a combination of materials, including monomesh for breathability, TPU for durability, and ripstop for a lightweight feel. The upper is bathed in a striking volt green color, making the sneaker stand out on and off the court. Black accents contrast sharply, appearing on branding elements like the iconic Puma Formstrip and Melo's signature branding.
One of the most distinctive features of the MB.01, the embroidered phoenix wing, is also present near the collar of this low-top version, adding a touch of elegance and symbolizing Ball's rise in the basketball world. The sneaker is anchored by the "X" midsole, which houses Puma's Nitro Foam cushioning. This technology ensures a comfortable and responsive ride, making the MB.01 Low a stylish choice and a performance-oriented one.
The Puma MB.01 Low Green Gecko will release December 26, 2023, through Puma and select retailers both online and in-store. Available in men’s sizing, the sneaker will retail for $115. Download the Sole Retriever mobile app for the latest updates on this release and more from the sneaker and streetwear world.
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