Premium versions of iconic Pumas arrive draped in vegetable-tanned leather in this collaborative duo from Puma and graphic artist Naturel. Both models have vachetta tan leather across the upper with the two logos debossed on the quarter panel with a darker gum sole. The men’s Clyde keeps it classic and minimal, while women’s Platform model offers a raised sole.
Puma’s fall TSUGI (the Japanese word for “next”) collection offerings arrive with two Blaze evoKNIT options and a new, weather-repellent Kori. The low top Blaze, available in both grey and olive, uses an upper constructed from evoKNIT and suede that sits on an Ignite cushioned sole. A mid top Kori is an on-trend version of the Blaze of Glory model with a host of features including a knit sock collar, water-repellent neoprene, and an Ignite sole.
The TSUGI Kori is available now in-store at both Packer locations. All 3 styles are available now online at PackerShoes.com
The Weeknd x Puma XO Parallel – Blanc de Blanc ($220)
Pop singer The Weeknd and Puma combine for a luxurious, minimal high top called the Parallel. Crafted from a monochrome khaki Italian nubuck over an oversized rubber sole with an extended heel portion, the Parallel boasts a unique silhouette. A zipper closure appears on the back, along a heel pull below the zipper.
After our unique “Cow Suits” pack of Puma Clydes, two more Premium models hit the shelves in more subdued approaches with classic suede uppers and leather formstripes over clean white soles and soft leather liners. One black suede model has a bold yellow formstripe and heel tab with gold debossed logos. A cream white model features a “cabernet” colored formstripe and heel logo for a strong retro look.
A downtown L.A. staple, Chris Marker’s STAMPD brand has made its name on minimal constructions of classic silhouettes. This season’s Puma collaborations include a Clyde and three Trinomic Woven models. The Clyde is decked in a perforated whisper white leather upper and a non-branded heel over a plain white midsole and outsole. The Trinomic Woven versions offer three distinct looks: a triple white High Rise version, a fully Steel Grey monotone iteration, and a black woven upper on a grey Trinomic sole.
We here at Packer gave the Puma Clyde three bold looks with our Clyde Frazier Cow Suits collection, and now the famed COOGI brand tackles the same model. Taking the signature multi-patterned knit fabric, one model’s upper gets fully draped in a dizzying array of colors and lines with a contrasting black formstripe, heel, and leather lining. A more toned-down version features a black leather upper with the sweater pattern on the formstripe and on the lining. To complete the luxe editions, each shoe also has 18k gold plating on the lace tips and eyelets.
The all-over version of the shoe will be available tonight at midnight EST online at PackerShoes.com. The Black/Multicolor version will be available at midnight EST next Thursday, May 25th online at PackerShoes.com.
Another pairing, dubbed the NTRVL collection, from Puma and Jeff Staple results in a classic Clyde and an Ignite Limitless. The Clyde is draped in both dark and light grey suede with hits of pink on the heel, lining, co-branded footbed, and under the translucent outsole. A new Ignite Limitless also uses both light and dark grey on the one-piece sock upper, NTRVL branding on the forefoot elastic, and pink on the outsole, tongue logo, and footbed.
Puma links up with Amsterdam streetwear brand Daily Paper on a collaborative collection featuring modern takes on some of Puma’s classic silhouettes. First up is the Puma Match, done up in premium leathers and trading in traditional laces for branded velcro straps. The Match is available in two colors: gossamer green and white. The Puma Court Platform updates the classic court silhouette with a platform sole, with premium nubuck draping the upper. Available in gossamer green as well as light grey, with a pop of orange on the midsole for contrast.
Coming on the heels of our collaborative project, the Puma Clyde “Snake” Pack puts a material twist on the classic silhouette. Draped in snakeskin, the shoe sits atop an off-white cupsole and is finished off with silver branding and black laces.
All 3 colors are available now at both Packer locations and online at PackerShoes.com