October 20th, 2012 by Aaron Hope
The model above taken a backseat to the longer established Clyde and Suede recently, but don’t forget about Puma’s ’80s basketball models just because the ’70s were so dope. The Puma First Round Lo returns in a style made famous by one of the ‘other’ brand’s most famous designs of the ’90s, as the Japanese retailer Styles applies a black patent leather coating to this time-tested silo. Their smooth, sleek appeal is enhanced by perforations in the shape of the traditionally sewn-on Formstripe and gold branding on the heels plus a white sole puts them in line with 2012′s biggest color palette. A run of 300 pairs will be up for pre-sale at Styles on Black Friday, followed by a shipment ten days later on Monday, December 3rd, and you can see more angles below in the meantime.
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September 23rd, 2011 by Aaron Hope
There was a period of time in the mid/late ’00s when adidas offered an array of ‘oddities’, classic models crafted in colors that in some cases seemed to clash, in most were indicative of advanced color study, and in all cases, drew a ton of attention to their wearers’ multi-colored feet. Glimpses of this bold pre-recession style have been spotted here and there over the last few months as designers are starting to feel more adventurous again, and as was the case in 2006-’08, the Brand with the Three Stripes is leading the way with curious color combos. Take for instance this new Styles x adidas Originals Superstar II crafted on the miadidas online customization service. It’s something like an Alpha Kappa Alpha ice cream social where neopolitan is the flavor of the day; are they a tasty treat or something you’d leave on the ever-expanding buffet line that is the sneaker market? Click through for more images, let us know what you think and then make your own, complete with custom side panel embroidery.
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