After a pretty quiet month of August, we finally have a release date for the new Puma Clyde Court Disrupt. But will it capture the hearts of the court?
Don’t look now, but Puma has finally announced the initial release date for their triumphant return the basketball shoe game, and in true streetwear fashion, quantities are going to be limited.
That’s right, not only has the brand formally announce the sneaker, dubbed the Clyde Court Disrupt, but they’ve also announced the first string of releases, in about a dozen major cities across the US.
Just in time for the start of basketball season.
With drops scheduled for September 21st in cities like Boston, New York, and Philadelphia, all cities that just so happen to have Puma Basketball athletes on their NBA rosters, streetwear and basketball fans alike will finally have a chance to lace up a pair of Clydes 45 years after the sneaker’s initial inception.
But, with their release now on the horizon, can the shoe recapture the magic of its predecessor, and convince scores of young buyers to forgo companies like Adidas and Nike give to the new kid on the block a shot?
And what about the shoe itself?
With no formal press release outside of a tour dates-style tweet, what can we expect from this new line of basketball shoes? Will they utilize the Boost cushion that up until now only Adidas as put in a pair of basketball sneaker? And what about the price point? Are we looking at $120, $180, or even $250?
Streetwear brands obviously want their products to be in high demand and incredibly sought-after, but not at the expense of alienating a first-time buyer, especially on a brand new silhouette by a brand who hasn’t made a basketball shoe in almost 20 years.
To put it simply, this may be the most fascinating sneaker release in recent memory. With a number of young Puma endorsed players set to take the court in a few short weeks, and Jay-Z running the show as the brand’s Director of Basketball Activities, the limited edition Clyde Court Disrupt release could serve as a resounding return for Puma Basketball, or have the brand playing catch-up from day one.
What do you think of the new Puma Clyde Court the straps? Are you planning on copying the pear during the initial, limited edition release? Let us know in the comments section below, and keep it locked to Under the Laces!