In what has surely been a slam dunk for PUMA with this silhouette, they’ve released another version of the Slipstream; the Slipstream BBall.
The original PUMA Slipstream was a high-top basketball shoe born in 1987 as a successor to the SKY LX. Presented as a performance model that was “engineered for the serious player,” the Slipstream was a pioneer for its innovative material makeups, which featured embellishments like faux snakeskin, leather, and faux fur.
A retro program in 2002 reintroduced Slipstream models like the Slipstream Snake and Slipstream Beast into the Japanese market, to appease an appetite for eye-catching designs that were popular at the time. Subsequently, the Slipstream was created in special made-in-Japan versions and other collectible editions. In 2022, PUMA brought back to Slipstream to celebrate the silhouette’s 35th anniversary.
Featuring a clean white upper in smooth leather, and hits of green throughout, the new Slipstream BBall is finished with a special badge on the tongue, commemorating over 30 years of basketball DNA.
The Slipstream BBall White Archive Green is available from 1 July 2023 from PUMA.com, Superbalist, Shesha and Archive, while the Slipstream Bball White-Cool Light will be available on PUMA.com, Al Capone, Shesha and Superbalist.