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Puma Is Bringing Back Ralph Sampson’s Signature Shoes

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Ralph Sampson was one of basketball’s biggest names in the early ’80s, winning three College Player Of The Year awards at Virginia before being selected first overall in the 1983 draft, and now Puma is bringing the 7’4 center’s legacy full circle by re-releasing the classic Ralph Sampson OG. Returning in both high and low-top cuts, Sampson’s signature shoes both take on a white, grey, and navy color scheme, with the former color providing a crisp leather base, while the latter duo arrives in rich suedes to provide accents on each pair’s formstripe graphic and heel. Each pair then applies metallic embellishments in a different fashion: the high-top iteration opts for a gold branded stamp on the quarter panel and a gold signature on the lateral collar, while the low calls upon a simple silver autograph on the medial side. Both are then finalized by a navy/white tongue tag, and Puma’s classic Shock Wedge technology is embedded in the midsole of each for extra support. This dynamic duo will be available on April 13th — with the High retailing for $110 while the Low arrives at an even $110 — so check a store list below to see where you can secure a pair come release day.

Puma Ralph Sampson Mid OG

Release Date: April 13th, 2019
Color: Puma White/Gray Violet-Peacoat
Style Code: 370718-01

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