“Puma doesn’t fool anyone who drops the same shoe 3 times”
Puma is set to release its third sneaker, the LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 “Guttermelo” sneaker, in collaboration with basketball player LaMelo Ball on June 29, 2023. The brand recently announced the launch date of its collaboration shoe and also that the launch will not be a conventional one. The shoes will first be available as an NFT collectible before releasing physically.
Priced at $175, the sneakers will be available as an NFT collectible via OpenSea starting June 29, 2023. After that, they will be available in physical form.
The new LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 sneaker will be dressed in “GutterMelo” sneakers in collaboration with NFT collector company Gutter Cat Gang. The tongue prints feature the Gutter Cat mascot in a heatmap color scheme that matches the design of the synthetic upper.
While the launch concept of the sneaker is unique, sneakerheads don’t seem to appreciate another launch from the same collection with the same design. They have taken to social media to express their disappointment with one person even saying that Puma is not fooling people by releasing the same design three times.
Netizens Criticize LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 “Guttermelo” Sneakers, Claiming They Are Similar To Previous Iterations
Officially known as the MB.03, the third model from the collaboration retains the wild, unrestricted style of the first two versions with a completely new design.
The shoe is by far the boldest, with a striking midsole pattern that runs up the midfoot of the sneaker. The “Not From Here” design philosophy is also shown by the padded cushioning at the heel and the scooped heel. This gives the shoes an organic shape that complements the overlays.
Although the colors of the new upcoming LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 sneakers are different from the previous models, people claim that the shoe is quite similar to the older ones.
On the Instagram post shared by @nicekicks, people are claiming in the comments section that the sneaker brand has nothing new. They say that’s why Puma releases the same model again and again. Sneakerheads claim that Puma needs new designers as the current ones are not able to give them anything new or innovative.
Fans claim that aside from the more colorful experience, everything else about the shoe is the same. Others claim that Puma and the basketball player took a look at Nike’s playbook and released the same shoe three times. Overall, most of the netizens shame the upcoming LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 sneakers.
The new LaMelo Ball NFT MB.03 sneaker will be available as an NFT collectible via OpenSea for $175 on June 29, 2023. Anyone who purchases the NFT version of the sneaker will also be able to purchase the physical sneaker.
It’s worth noting that between July 18, 2023 and August 20, 2023, the LaMelo Ball NFT sneaker will be available for physical purchase before it closes.