LaMelo Ball and Puma have shocked the basketball world with the introduction of the Puma MB series, quickly catching fire thanks to its in-your-face colorways and hit collaborations with the likes of Rick & Morty. As we approached the end of 2022, the second model in the series, the Puma MB.02, was introduced and is still just as hot as the OG. Recently seen in a “Galaxy” colorway, things remain tamer on the upcoming “Flare” iteration.
Coming dressed in its typical monomesh upper, the sneaker takes on an all-black appearance for its TPU overlays and mesh base while maintaining its standard construction. Phoenix wings appear on the lateral and medial sides in a black hue similar to the rest of the upper while the lateral side hosts a Puma Formstrip that comes integrated into this design. Melo’s “1-of-1” branding and depictions of a phoenix appear on the vamp and tongue tag respectively while we find another bird located on the sunset glow-shaded heel counter. More shades of sunset glow appear on the medial side’s TPU overlays with the design finished off by a grey and pink Nitro foam-cushioned midsole and outsole.
The Puma MB.02 Flare is set to release on February 24th, 2023 through Puma and select retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $130. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Puma MB.02 “Flare”
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