May 5, 2009 BY Aaron Kr.
As the official sponsor of the 2009 Gumball 3000 Rally, Puma has created a new motorsports shoe to be worn by drivers competing in the coast-to-coast race. The Puma Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball 3000 features a black leather mid with silver accents and a mesh tongue. It sports some thoughtful touches to capture the vibe of the event like the tire-inspired outsole that creeps up the back of the heel and the Gumball 3000 logo on the tongue label. Also, the insole is covered with the names of the cities that the race burns through. To take their race support a step further, Puma creatively painted several cars to look like sneakers. Check out some pics of the kicks and more Puma cars after the jump. Only 200 pairs of these sneakers were just released exclusively at Journeys and more colorways are on the way in June. If this Puma Gumball Rally stuff is up your alley, there are also some matching t-shirts that you can check out on Freshness.