Puma Hoops is here. After several months that the athletic brand would finally launch a return into the category, Puma has unveiled their first basketball shoe, the Puma Court Clyde Disrupt, releasing just in time for the NBA season.

Puma is making some serious moves to reinvest themselves in basketball. For a couple months now, rumors have been spreading that the lifestyle & athletic brand would be making the jump, which has garnered plenty of attention from sneakerheads. Yesterday, Puma held an event to show off their new kicks, as well as some new celebrity athlete endorsements. First, the brand announced the lifetime signing of Walter “Clyde” Frazier, the original signature athlete. Now, Puma is flipping his shoe, the Clyde, into their new Court Disrupt model.

But who will the shoe be worn by? Great question. And Puma has a great answer. Yesterday the brand also announced that contracts had been signed with several upcoming NBA draft prospects including Marvin Bagley III, Deandre Ayton, and Michael Porter Jr. As three of the top prospects from this year’s draft class, they are sure to garner some attention from sneakerheads and basketball fans alike.

The new Puma Clyde Court Disrupt takes the classic street styling of the model and flips it for the court.  Shedding the usual premium upper, the new-look sneaker now features a high-top knit upper with a sock-like collar. The Formstripe, which was originally created to provide support from inside the shoe, is placed in its usual spot running on top of the sole. Finally, the upper is finished by a supportive heel cage wrapping around the back of the shoe. The midsole is made from Puma’s patented NRGY beads, a cushioning system that uses free-floating rubbery spheres to provide next-level energy return. Check out the new PumaHoops Instagram page for more information as well as regular updates on the new category.


The new Puma Clyde Disrupt is scheduled to relaunch on October 19th, 2018, with a retail price of just $120. The initial launch of the shoe is likely to be limited as this is Puma’s grand return to basketball, though they are expected to arrive at more retailers quickly afterward. Check out the official photos below for a better look at the new silhouette, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more exciting news about Puma.

PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt
Release Date: October 19th, 2018
Price: $120