Shortly after first collaborating the realms of hip-hop and hoops this July with the RS-Dreamer, J. Cole and PUMA have now produced its second colorway: “Blood, Sweat and Tears.” The inspiration is taken from the grit, determination and hard work it takes to prove it on the basketball court or in the music industry, the new silhouette showcases a loud palette, next generation performance technology and the storytelling that’s become synonymous with Cole and PUMA and HOOP‘s alliance.
Mid-cut uppers are covered almost entirely in red, with mesh bases and suede overlays alike taking on a vibrant crimson hue. Cole’s “Dreamer” logo is placed on the heel in white, with further contrast given by a white cord lacing system and small forefoot flourishes. Down below, midsoles combine a duo of foams — both RS-style running shoe foam and basketball-specific ProFoam — for a comfortable cushioning setup.
Without a doubt, the “Blood, Sweat and Tears” has already been seen on both NBA and WNBA courts. With the likes of Kyle Kuzma, Danny Green, reigning Slam Dunk Contest winner Derrick Jones Jr, Skylar Diggins-Smith and Katie Lou Samuelson all being rocking it on the court, and Cole himself might do the same if he does tryout for The Detroit Pistons’ tryout.
The J. Cole x PUMA RS-Dreamer “Blood, Sweat and Tears” will be released on the PUMA Webstore and Foot Locker on August 17. The MSRP is set at $125 USD.
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