May 7, 2008 BY Sneaker News / 0
While some inspired sneakers look very similar to the original, the Puma 917 has inspired references from the Chuck Taylor but takes on a brand new personality. The PUMA 917 also takes design references from the original Puma Speed Cat Mid and Puma Future Cat Mid. The outsole and foxing tape wrap up, creating a cylindrical heel shape; the sole design is fairly smooth with grooves rather than lugs; the dip in the back collar line prevents achilles tendon irritation; and the upper pattern is based on a U-throat and T-toe format to further reference the Speed Cat. This new model is named after the Porsche 917, driven by Steve McQueen in the classic 1971 movie “Le Mans”. Above are two recently colorways of the 917 Hi and Lo, the low features a plaid design and the Hi continues the Tetris theme of recent Pumas. Both colorways are available now at your local Puma retailers and the 917 Lo Tartan at Puma.com.
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