Back in the ‘80s, Ralph Sampson was a basketball legend. First pick of the NBA Draft in ’83, Rookie of the Year in ’84, he towered over the rest of the players and elevated the game to unprecedented heights. Signing Sampson took PUMA to the next level in the basketball world – and in return, we created a customized kick just for him. Enter: the PUMA Ralph Sampson. With a mid-height construction for ankle support and a lightweight design for speed and agility, it was tailored to Sampson’s needs on the court and stamped with his signature at the side. We've re-issued his signature style for true basketball fans who care about on-court performance as much as off-court style.
Ralph Sampson mid-top court silhouette
Leather upper with perforated details on vamp
Padded collar and tongue with fitted leather overlays around ankle
Full lace closure with mid-rise lacing option
Textured rubber sole provides traction and grip
Contrast color PUMA Formstrip overlay on lateral side
Gold hand-written effect Ralph Sampson signature across ankle