Puma have been busy again with the limited releases. Check the pic below featuring from left to right, top to bottom: a nice blue and white Suede, a black leather Match with translucent soles, a beast of a high top in the resurrected Cat 2 ST, two Basket colourways white/ orange/ gold and black/purple and the ‘El’ Clyde with a rose design detail on the heel. As always, some of these will be available at major outlets. Others, however, will only be available at select shops and by now, no doubt, only in the very largest and the very smallest sizes as some sneaker freak will have got their first and bought all the in-between sizes to hoard in their hidden trainer dungeon so they can gloat at rack upon rack of box-fresh kicks that they’ll never wear…
Puma follow up the MTV Rap re-working of the old-school Suede with the Overspray. As you’ll see from the pics, it’s a bit like some little vandal with a spraycan has been let loose on a set of Suedes. You’ll notice the smooth shine of the ‘paint’ gradually splatters out over the suede uppers itself in a not unfetching away. Also, it does mean that if you rock a pair of these and jack matching colour cans from Halfords for your next two-colour burner, you needn’t worry too much about getting drips on your kicks. As is often the case with these things, those crafty Japanese have got their hands on them first at Mita Sneakers.
Source/ Further info. and pics:nicekicks.com
Compared to Nike SB’s high profile publicity, the marketing of the Puma skate sideline seems to be conducted more like a covert operation – so you might have missed these. The skate suede – pictured here in black and white and also available in red and white seems to be pretty much the Scott Bourne shoe without the slightly tacky Scott Bourne logo on it and is thus a vast improvement. It’s also going for just less than fifty quid in the UK, which for a quality skate shoe is pretty much unbeatable.