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Alife x Puma R698 Liquid Metal

Puma x Alife | The Style RaconteurHaving worked on a few projects already in the past, the new ALIFE x PUMA  R698 sneaker has released at select sneaker accounts this week. The New York crew gave the sneaker silhouette a full metallic silver upper. While some parts of the sneaker feature perforated silver metallic leather uppers, others feature an ALIFE all-over embossed leather. A special ALIFE x PUMA  tag has been placed on the tongue and the Trinomic branding has been embossed on the heel of the sneakers. Furthermore both brands have logo placements on the cork insoles. You can purchase the ALIFE x PUMA R698 now from Concept by Cruise.

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Puma Disc Blaze Lite “New Year’s Eve” Pack

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PUMA presents an aptly timed “New Year’s Eve” pack of it Disc Blaze Lite silhouette. Featuring a grey mesh upper, the shoes are glitzed up for the occasion with silver leather overlays on the heel and a reflective metallic leather shroud. They are finished off with a white outsole and tongue unit with black dial. If the lunar-looking model isn’t for you, it also comes in a black/gold colorway as well. Look for both when they drop at select retailers on December 23.

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Staple x PUMA Suede “Pigeon”

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Jeff staple and PUMA have just released the details on their upcoming project, the “Puma Pigeon Suede.” The sneaker features the Staple Design signature New York City “Pigeon” on the heel and dons a tonal grey suede throughout with subtle orange accents. The upper features the same tonal grey used throughout the sneaker as well as “PUMA Pigeon” lettering embossed. Exclusively handcrafted in Japan under Puma’s “Made in Japan” campaign, the sneaker will only be made in a quantity of 500 pairs worldwide. The sneaker is slated to release on April 17, 2013 in-store only at Reed Space in New York City. A worldwide release is scheduled for May 3, 2013.

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Puma by MIHARAYASUHIRO MY-59 “Snake” & “Emboss”

PUMA by MIHARAYASUHIRO has been going for a while now, if you dont know it is a contemporary blend of high fashion and sport whose previous models have run the gamut from snakeskin iterations to classic tennis shoes. For the latest season, they present the “Snake” and “Emboss” versions of the MY-59. A combination of technical performance and outside-of-the-box design due in large part to the DISC SYSTEM closure, both versions contain BODYTRAIN technology culminating in a striking package.

Puma Disc Blaze LTWT

 

2012 marks the 20th anniversry of the debut of the Puma Blaze…which blew me away back thenapart from Reeboks Pump there was nothing like it. The 1992 original has been reworked  with a modern sole and techinal upper in a subtle black & white colourway which is great becuase I always remember the originals colourways looked like the inside of a LSD trip.

 

 

 

PUMA by MIHARAYASUHIRO MY-56

The long and successful run of collaborations between PUMA and MIHARAYASUHIRO continue with these PUMA MY-56 shoes. To be honest I’ve not liked any since the first season thats until now! Available in 4 different colors, the shoe appears to have been based around the Clyde model but with large circular sections cut out and replaced with rounded plastic, creating a unique 3D polka dot effect. Suede is chosen for the upper with leather and metal detailing used as finishing touches.


Puma ‘Made In Japan’

Puma presents the Puma Suede “Made In Japan” edition. The classic sneaker has been produced in three colorways in Japan, also coming with a slightly slimmer silhouette than the original. All parts of the shoe have been produced in Japan, making it superior in terms of quality than the original. Furthermore each colorway is limited to 300 pieces and is numbered on the tongue.

Puma By Hussein Chalayan AW10

This new Puma sneaker by Hussein Chalayan is part of the AW 10 collaboration Collection.  It is made with two velcro straps, an all-black leather upper and features the Puma logo embossed on the tongue. This fashion forward sneaker is now available from Soto

World Cup Kit Review


Like all major sporting events, the 2010 FIFA World Cup is a media circus. Between egos, injuries and WAGS, the scoreline isn’t the only thing grabbing the headlines. Also detracting our attention from the beautiful game: the kits. Internationally, football or soccer is both a lucrative and competitive industry, with the likes of Nike, Umbro, Adidas and Puma vying for the monopoly. To put things in perspective, almost 30% of Nike’s total revenue in 2009 came out of Europe, Africa and the Middle East, where football culture is as big as baseball in the US. In 2008, Nike purchased Umbro, arguably the O.G. of soccer apparel; their sales have since increased over 200% to $174 million annually.

Unlike the NFL or NBA, where the entire league sticks to one shirt sponsor, FIFA is fair game. From Japan to Slovenia to Honduras, each soccer ‘kit’ is a who’s who of all the prominent sporting brands. Where some brands don’t believe in reinventing the wheel, like Adidas for Argentina, others are content to reinvent the wheel as they see it fit, like Nike for the USA. There are varying degrees of success – we’ve seen our share of stinkers (look at any of the Mexican Goalkeeper kits that their goalie Campos designed!! – but here are a few that we feel deserve a shout out

Of course Umbro for England: Ever since Nike acquired Umbro we’ve seen less and less of the iconic diamond-within-a-diamond logo that once dominated soccer apparel from head to toe. The British brand has lost much of its visibility in the past ten years; opportunity cost when you’re living comfortably under Nike’s wing. Meanwhile, the English national team has always been sponsored and designed by Umbro. England is a team that underwent a massive tactical makeover leading up to the tournament, hiring a no-nonsense coach in Fabio Capello and adopting a style of play stripped of individual flair. Umbro, seemingly taking full advantage of Nike’s design resources, went for a look that compliments this new outlook: classy, minimal, no frills. Its a great look whose versatility is a win both on a off the pitch. Check out this article on the designer of the kit Aitor Throup over at SlamxHype

Nike for the Netherlands: The Dutch normally wear orange, and like England they wisely avoid the Ed Hardy look by keeping it simple. Their away kit gets a little more interesting. Over the years Holland has played with a number of variations on a white, red and blue stripe, featuring it as a diagonal line, a horizontal line running along the diaphragm and, now, a V-shape. Although I feel their previous powder blue kit was a better look, this year’s white away jersey with the V-shape line going hand-in-hand with Nike’s ‘V for Victory’ campaign is a class act

Puma for the Ivory Coast: Strength, athleticism, prowess: these are the qualities of African soccer that the Ivory Coast embodies so beautifully. With a starting lineup boasting Didier Drogba and the Toure brothers, a trio whose skill is matched only by their physical presence, you can imagine how intimidating these guys look sporting a fierce orange kit. In March, Puma earned a Red Dot Design Award for the Italian team’s jersey, whose winning look and revolutionary makeup has since been adopted by African sides Ghana, Cameroon and the Ivory Coast. A design that emphasizes comfort and breathability, a style that hugs the body and accentuates ‘the strength of the chest and arms.

Check out some of the worst kits here

Puma Whirlwind II

Puma’s classic running shoe, the Whirlwind II is back this season in a classic blue-and-white colourway. Originally designed as a performance running shoe, the beautiful, basic design has drawn fans worldwide, and now finds a place as a lifestyle shoe akin to the Adidas Samba. The studs on the sole provide comfort and traction, while the uppers are made from a lightweight, breathable suede-nylon blend. Available now at here