PUMA MB.02 “Lunar New Year” Features a Traditional Jade and Gold Fit-Out
With the upcoming Lunar New Year celebrations reaching boiling point, the sneaker landscape has seen everything from fur-clad colorways that honor the Year of the Rabbit to fireworks-inspired series. PUMA is taking a different, more traditional route, honing in on China’s legendary green-tinted hardstone and good-luck gold for LaMelo Ball’s CNY entry, the PUMA MB.02 “Lunar New Year”
Implementing a faux stone finish across the pair’s overlays, midsoles, and heel clips, the pair works in unison with a solid jade mesh upper and rubber outsole for striking two-tone finishing. It’s then struck with a few instances of metallic gold, with both tongue and heel branding and medial ankle glaze bringing good luck and prosperity to the year ahead. The release is completed by a special-edition box.
Retailers in Europe have listed up a January 13th drop for the pair, though PUMA’s Stateside retailers are yet to confirm their dates. Until more news arrives, grab a detailed look at the PUMA MB.02 “Lunar New Year” below, and as always, keep your eyes glued to our official Twitter account for further updates.
PUMA MB.02 “Lunar New Year”
Release Date: January 2023