Rookie Year

Footwear News - - 2018 YEAR IN REVIEW -

The bas­ket­ball shoe mar­ket is strug­gling, but one could not tell by look­ing at the sheer num­ber of brands clam­or­ing to get back into the cat­e­gory. Puma led the push in June, re­turn­ing to the game af­ter 20 years, in­tro­duc­ing a new per­for­mance sneaker (Clyde Court) and sign­ing four rook­ies ahead of the NBA Draft. Con­verse fol­lowed in Novem­ber when it added Kelly Oubre Jr. of the Wash­ing­ton Wizards to its am­bas­sador ros­ter. That same month, New Bal­ance signed NBA cham­pion Kawhi Leonard to a deal.

NBA rookie DeAn­dre Ay­ton in Puma

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