For his second Balmain x PUMA collaboration, Balmain Creative Director Olivier Rousteing has skillfully melded Parisian luxury heritage and American basketball excitement into an incredible slam dunk.

Balmain x PUMA’s newest collection centers around a special take on the historic Parisian house’s Balmain Court. For the limited-edition collaboration, the house’s basketball sneakers have been transformed with a golden Balmain tongue label, Balmain x PUMA heel webbing and 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.

The capsule’s clothing designs give a distinctive Parisian savoir-faire twist to a host of familiar American silhouettes, including 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 it’s clear that the sure-to-be instant classic of this collection has to be the sleek, black-and-gold, Balmain-logo’d basketball.

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.

Here’s your reminder that the Air Jordan 4 SE Craft Photon Dust releases tomorrow.

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