PUMA is bringing it back to the year 1983 when Ralph Sampson signed with the brand as the number one NBA draft pick, making him the highest profile basketball signing since Walt Clyde Frazier. The eventual member of the Basketball Hall of Fame first played in a pair of prototypes for a couple of games before he received his signature sneaker. It was based on a PUMA basketball model from the 70s and featured a PUMA Contact tooling, a technology the brand often used in the 1970s. Today, PUMA is retrieving the prototype shoes, while granted it a new name, the Ralph Sampson 70. The shoe comes in both a mid- and low-top model. Rudolf Dassler didn’t set out to create the fastest sports brand in the world – but in 1948, that’s exactly what he did. More than 70 years later, PUMA continues to push the limits of sport and culture with the same speed, innovation, and creativity in mind. The Rudolf Dassler Legacy concept features a selection of PUMA’s most iconic silhouettes from the pitch, the track, the court, and the streets. These kicks span decades and remain to this day the fastest, fiercest, and freshest shoes out there. PUMA releases here the new Rudolf Dassler Legacy pack, referencing the original introduction campaign of PUMA’s iconic Formstripe branding in 1958, now one of the most recognizable trademarks in the sportswear industry.