Puma is trying to make inroads in the basketball shoe market. They’ve already inked Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III to deals for next year.
Ayton and Bagley might be the top two picks in this year’s NBA Draft, which will be held tomorrow. It remains to be seen if you can build up a brand around two unproven big men, but Puma is giving it a go.
Today, the company revealed what Ayton and Bagley’s shoes will look like. Named the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt–an homage to Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who has a lifetime contract with the brand–they will be out on October 1.
Check out pictures below.
A look at the sneakers Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley will be wearing during their rookie season.
The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt – arrives on October 1
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What do you think of these? Color-wise, they’re bold, but they look pretty sweet.
It seems like Puma is going for a lightweight design, similar to an adidas Boost.
The colorway shown above would be good for Ayton, who is projected to be picked by the Phoenix Suns at No. 1 overall. Phoenix’s primary colors are purple and orange.
Puma has a long way to go to establish itself as a brand for basketball shoes, but everyone has to start somewhere.