Cape Town, South Africa – 19 October 2023 – PUMA Hoops is introducing the newest silhouette in LaMelo Ball’s signature franchise, the MB.03 Toxic. Coming off the heels of the limited PUMA x LaFrancé collaboration earlier this month, the MB.03 Toxic brings Melo’s otherworldly style and performance to the court like never before.

Bubbling up from the alien underground, the MB.03 Toxic is here to rewrite your game’s DNA. This fluorescent take on LaMelo Ball’s third signature shoe shows what happens when Melo’s “Not From Here” style goes radioactive. The eye-catching designs are complemented by a supportive, double-layered mesh upper and a NITRO™ midsole for extreme power on the court.

“I’m excited to unveil the MB.03 Toxic,” said LaMelo Ball. “This shoe reflects my personality and my style, and I can’t wait to witness the magic that they bring to the court.”

The MB.03 was designed in collaboration with LaMelo Ball, who was heavily involved in the design process, taking inspiration from his life. The MB.03 Toxic colourway is inspired by Ball’s belief that he’s from another world, featuring psychedelic colours of the underground and graphics reminiscent of Ball’s own alien tattoos. Designs lean into Ball’s special abilities that make him out of this world both on and off the court.

Additional features of the MB.03 include full coverage engineered nonslip rubber compound for enhanced durability and traction that’s ideal for quick cuts, as well as a lightweight and breathable fit, making it perfect for basketball players who want a shoe that will help them perform at their best.

The MB.03 Toxic retails for R3299 and will be available at, Shesha, and the NBA Africa Store from 27 October 2023.