Balmain x PUMA Join Forces for Second Collaboration

Ready for part two?

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Balmain and Puma are linking up once again. For his second Balmain x PUMA collaboration, Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing is blending Parisian luxury heritage and American basketball excitement into an incredible slam dunk. Centering around the historic Parisian house’s Balmain Court, this newest Balmain x PUMA capsule is a limited-edition collaboration that sees the house’s basketball sneakers transformed with a golden Balmain tongue label, Balmain x PUMA heel webbing, and a one-of-a-kind Balmain basketball shoe box.

These special-edition Balmain Courts make very clear the distinctive luxury fashion-meets-sports blend of this partnership, pairing the finest Italian leathers with the latest groundbreaking performance materials – including high-rebound ProFoam and high-abrasion rubber for multi-directional traction.

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But wait, there’s more.

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The capsule’s clothing designs give a distinctive Parisian savoir-faire twist to a host of familiar American silhouettes, which includes the court-ready Balmain warm-ups and uniforms, as well as Balmain x PUMA cap and tees. There’s also a special varsity jacket design riffing on the signature Balmain Teddy jackets often spotted on the house’s runways during Paris Fashion Week. But if there’s anything that is a sure-to-be instant classic of this collection, it has to be the sleek, black-and-gold, Balmain-logo’d basketball.

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Basketball players and PUMA Hoops athletes Skylar Diggins-Smith and Kyle Kuzma are featured in the upcoming campaign for the Balmain x PUMA collab, which makes this collection even cooler.

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Here’s what Rousteing had to say about collab number two:

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“Back in 2019, I worked closely with the PUMA team on a boxing-inspired Balmain x PUMA and obviously, I loved creating that capsule—but for this second time around, I really wanted to set our focus on the thrills of basketball. Over here, we’re all big fans of le basket and French people are extremely dedicated to their favorite American teams. Plus, honestly, is there any group of athletes more fashionable than basketball players?

So, I’ve long believed that a mix of Balmain’s modern Parisian luxury codes and b-ball emotion would make for the perfect combination—and I am very happy that PUMA has joined with me and my team to help prove that hypothesis.”

The limited-edition PUMA x Balmain Court will be available globally on and at the PUMA NYC flagship store, beginning February 18th. It will also be available on, beginning on February 18th for most regions of the world, and from February 28th in the United States.

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