December 4th, 2011 by Brendan Dunne
Every once in a while a figure comes along in the sports worlds that dominates in their respective realm, creating a larger than life character while doing so. The best historical example of this is of course Michael Jordan, but one of the more recent contemporary athletes to play this role is Usain Bolt, the Jamaican runner who burst onto the scene at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. Puma recognized a star in the making and has drawn up some slick signature sneakers bearing the man’s name. The standout shown here is the Puma Bolt Faas 400, a lightweight mesh sneaker with a bubbly BioRide sole on bottom. The blazing yellow colorway really nails the energy of Bolt, with a tone that fits perfectly with his superhero like last name. Alternatively there is the all black pair, the lowkey Clark Kent version in contrast with the yellows. Check out both pairs after the jump and grab them from Titolo now.
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October 20th, 2011 by Aaron Hope
The phrase “The Michael Jordan of . . . ” is one of the more common sports expressions you might hear, though some have seen fit to rewrite it with MJ as the “Wayne Gretzky of basketball”. Apples and oranges aside, both of these guys were lightyears ahead of their competition, a couple of luminary figures during the mid-’80s through the ’90s who dominated their games unlike anyone before or since. And when the guy for whom this latest pack of sneakers was created is someone so fast he can gallop to a world record Olympic gold medal while looking back to taunt all the runners-up, you know there’s a valid comparison at hand. Jamaican sprinting superman Usain Bolt hasn’t had as many signature shoes as MJ, but just like numbers 23 and 99, he is indeed among the sports world’s most impressive figures. This new trio brings past and present together with the future of casual style as we see the Puma RS1, Faas 400 and Hawthorne Trinomic in simple yet expressive neon-accented colorways. Look at all three pairs after the jump, let us know which one’s best and pick yours up from a Puma retailer like Overkill.
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