October 31st, 2013 by Aaron Hope
Puma gives us plenty of Suedes and Clydes and they’ve cranked up their Future series but pictured above is a model that deserves some more shine. Hopefully this new Puma California is a sign of more to come, this thick-soled early 80s lowtop something like the German Cat’s answer to the venerable Air Force 1. And like the AF1 that also debuted in 1982, this new California EXT has a timeless appeal, thanks to a palette that combines grey shades with white for one extremely wearable combination of nubuck, mesh and suede. Take a closer look in more photos below and be on the lookout because these sold out quickly upon arrival in Japan.
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July 22nd, 2012 by Aaron Hope
When a sneakerhead hears the phrase ‘City Pack’, you’re likely to think of the team-oriented Air Jordan Xs, arguably the most desirable set of SB Dunks in the history of Swoosh skateboarding or maybe one of the more recent LunarGlide+ 2 or Free Run+ 2 capsules. Point is, Nike maintains command of the urban-inspired sneaker collection, but don’t tell Puma, who’ve managed such a set on one of their classic lowtops. The German Cat probably doesn’t need to hear that Puerto Rico isn’t a city, either, but that ’51st State’ style will indeed accompany Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta and Chicago with new Puma California releases, two-thirds of which are available now (with the CHI and PR joints to follow shortly) at Foot Locker.
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