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PUMA Basketball And Joshua Vides Create Unique Basketball Court At Made In America Festival

PUMA linked up with Artist Joshua Vides this past weekend as they created a one of kind basketball court in the center of JAY-Z?s music festival, Made In America.

Using his unique and recognizable style, Vides sketched and outlined the full regulated basketball court and inserted his signature white and black outlined safety cones. Throughout Saturday and Sunday the court was open to concert attendees to take pictures on the court and get involved in the many PUMA activities.

Since PUMA?s re-emergence into the Basketball category, the brand has signed a number of notable players one of which attended the celebrity 3-point contest on Sunday afternoon. Basketball player and PUMA ambassadors Rudy Gay and God Shammgod appeared alongside Instagram Comedian, Shiggy and Hip-Hop artist Preme as well as rapper Fabolous. They competed against each other and 5 lucky concert attendees in a 3-point contest on the PUMA court, with Team Shammgod taking the trophy home.

Check out some photos above that recap the exciting weekend.

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PUMA Comes Together With South Korean Pop Band BTS For Collaborative PUMA Basket

PUMA unveils their latest collaboration as they have come together with world-renowned South Korean boy band BTS.

The BTS x PUMA Basket features a mixture of black and gold along with white patent leather with a shiny surface and vivid color that adds a simple and luxurious touch to the shoes. A logo designed by BTS and engraving of the group?s debut date has been applied to the shoes.

BTS has become a solid pop-music titan breaking records such as winning Top Social Artist Award at the Billboard Music Awards in two consecutive years, achieving the first rank on the Billboard 200.

Look for the BTS x PUMA Basket to release on September 1st on puma.com, PUMA stores and leading sneaker shops worldwide.

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The BT x Puma Collection Turns Street Art To Streetwear

Artist Bradley Theodore and Puma link up to create a collection that turns street art to streetwear. Bradley Theodore makes the world his canvas and the striking use of color and texture is a true reflection of the energy and passion he brings to his art.

The renowned street artist is known for painting vibrant skeletal renditions of pop culture icons like Muhammad Ali and Karl Lagerfeld on the streets of New York. Bradley is known for making his art accessible to everyone and not confining his work exclusively to galleries. Bringing his soulful, introspective style to the Suede?s 50th anniversary, the PUMA x BT collection features timeless strokes of color that put his art into perspective.

With the Puma Suede as his canvas, Bradley splashes the upper with hand-painted Pantone stains in vibrant blues, pinks, reds with black as contrast. Flowing like feelings, the rich artwork continues on to the laces and finally to the midsole that?s encased by a translucent outsole. As a nod to his creative exploration of humanity, each shoe is finished off with a tiny, radiant skull on the heel. As with every masterpiece, each Suede sneaker is signed off by the artist in gold on the lateral side.

Completing the capsule pack is a black T7 Track Jacket featuring bright Pantone hues in a brush-style application, Bradley Theodore?s signature skull embroidered on the chest and his signature at the back. The black T7 Track pants continue the theme. Together with a matching tee, the collection is certified covetable and collectible.

The Suede and the entire PUMA x BT collection releases on Puma.com and select retailers on September 8th.

via: Puma

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The Malbon Golf x Puma Collection Debuts Tomorrow

Above you will get a good look at all the pieces from the upcoming Malbon Golf x Puma Collection. Puma is known for pushing the envelope of golf fashion, introducing new styles geared for youthful golfers and traditionalists alike, designed to be worn just as just as easily on the golf course as off. Los Angeles-based brand, Malbon Golf, jumped on the scene with that same mindset, passionate about golf, and determined to deliver unique gear to inspire a new generation of golfers. The two brands have now come together to create a unique 8-piece collection that unexpectedly blends vintage PUMA style and authentic golf silhouettes with preppy elements and urban street wear. What you end up getting is an iconic collection with undeniable character and individual style delivering a fashionable edge from the links to the street.

The collection includes a set of golf gloves, a cap, a button up shirt, a tee, belt, socks, but what we place our focus on today is the kick game. The Malbon Golf x Puma Suede G is the latest addition to PUMA?s 50th Suede Anniversary collection. The shoe incorporates the same classic, cool vibe of the original PUMA Suede, but includes: a vintage PUMA quote (found on an old-school PUMA hat sold in Japan),?One step ahead with Puma, for Puma does it the quality way? on the left heel; a unique floral, palm print overlay, seen in in other pieces in the Malbon Collection; and the Golf ?Buckets? logo on the heel. The shoe is built on a hidden traction outsole that fuses street proven style with grip and performance needed for the golf course. Each pair will come in a special edition Suede 50th Anniversary shoe box. Get a good look at the shoe and entire collection above and look for the Malbon Golf x Puma Collection to release on August 24th. Click here tomorrow to purchase.

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Introducing The PUMA x ADER ERROR Collection

PUMA is not afraid to release new collaborations as today we bring you a look at their latest project with Seoul-based and internationally recognized fashion label ADER ERROR to give its everyday classic silhouettes a FUTRO twist.

In their debut collection with PUMA, ADER ERROR, as the creative director, put FUTRO as the main theme, bringing their forward thinking aesthetic and fusing their fondness for nostalgia onto the new RS-0, the RS-100 and classic Suede. Characterized by collage detailing, bold text and logo play, this exceptional collection comes to life with a combination of modern and retro design elements. Think squared silhouettes with thick bold soles, oversized boxy shapes, and striking graphics on shoulder straps. It all comes together with an innovative and futuristic take on iconic PUMA styles. FANTASTIC MISTAKES, as printed on most of the collection pieces, is an added touch from ADER ERROR, putting a fun spin on their unique styling and embracing the imperfections.

Inspired by stories of reinvention, FUTRO encompasses innovative design that?s inspired by the past but distinctly future looking. Continuing this legacy, the RS-0 ADER ERROR is built on PUMA?s comfortable Running System cushioning technology with a bold chunky sole, mixed material upper of leather, nubuck and mesh with form-fitting slip-on sock construction. The all-time favorite chunky court silhouette, PLATFORM TRACE ADER ERROR is also detailed with playful screen-printed text highlights and numbers, rear oversized patch in the shape of the letter ‘A’ for ADER and a unique double tongue with co-branded woven label.

Completing the collection is a wide range of apparel picks in retro fabric and color combinations. The unisex PUMA x ADER jacket is styled with a removable hood and woven label on the sleeve strap. Pants with dynamic cutlines, color blocked crew sweats, tees and accessories complete the capsule collection.

Look for the PUMA x ADER ERROR collection to release globally on PUMA.com and select stores on September 1st 2018.

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A Look At The PUMA x Big Sean Autumn-Winter 18 Collection

Big Sean and PUMA are back for another collection as part of their Autumn-Winter lineup. .

Together with PUMA, Big Sean designed a curated collection that focuses on versatility, wearability & functionality, pairing it with earthy tones inspired by Fall in the Midwest. But he didn?t stop there. Instilling his fine taste and fashion sense, he chose to use premium luxe materials to elevate these everyday essentials. The result is a collection that?s perfect for lounging and traveling, yet distinctly stylish for evenings out.

PUMA classics are given a progressive, street-ready redesign with mixed premium materials and detailing as well as a down-to-earth color palette, from pale khakis, dark olives, burnt ochres and birch. Signature dedicated Detroit Don branding ?D? is seen throughout the collection.

?Over time, I?ve become more sensible in what I wear. I?m more drawn to comfortable pieces when I?m traveling or performing but quality has always been important to me so, the new collection really pulls together the best of both worlds. Just keeping it true to who I am down to what I’d like to wear? muses Big Sean.

The PUMA x Big Sean Autumn-Winter ?18 collection features PUMA?s heritage sportswear styles that have been updated with a rich color story and tactile materials. Apparel and accessories are created with mixed fabrics and tonal color combinations giving the collection and more premium layered, winterized feel ? from sherpa, corduroy, fleece and checked flannel fabrics. Pieces feature taping details and Big Sean ?D+CAT? logo.

Court silhouettes – Classic Suede and Clyde as well as the new Breaker, are decked in rich mixed material uppers, neutral urban colors mixed with vibrant highlights. Tonal signature branding details, rear taping and Big Sean?s signature green outsole.

Look for the first drop of the PUMA x Big Sean Autumn-Winter ?18 collection to release on on August 25th and the second drop on October 20th.

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YesJulz Has Her Own Puma Capsule Collection

Julieanna Goddard, professionally known as YesJulz on social media just got her own Puma capsule collectioon. It just goes to show that her infamous business motto of #NEVERNOTWORKING, actually does work!

The YesJulz Puma capsule collection is names the NRG and it embodies everything Julz and her personality – exuding energy from head to toe.

?I grew up a tomboy sneaker head so now to have my own shoe and capsule collection with PUMA, really is a dream come true. I knew I wanted to incorporate bright, vibrant colors. The NRG yellow reminds me of home, Miami and the purple is both my mother and my favorite color. I draw on bright colors for inspiration when I need it, and this is my way of sharing that energy with everyone.- Julieanna Goddard aka YesJulz.

The YesJulz Puma capsule will include the Puma Tsugi Shinsei YEZJULZ ($120) that’s ready for whatever’s next and whatever comes its way. It features bold colors and a comfortable knitted upper with a progressive black rubber sole.

To showcase Julz and her love her fashion, Julz and PUMA have created high-quality apparel that tie back to the same unique colors used in capsule. The PUMA x YES JULZ Tights come in black with color blocking insets of NRG yellow and violet indigo along the back and front while white piping along the side of the legs accentuate the PUMA and YesJulz signature logos. PUMA x YES JULZ Top is a crop style sports bra made from a soft and stretchable fabric for premium comfort. The color blocking straps in NRG yellow pops against the black color of the top and compliment the PUMA branding with the YESJULZ logo on the front. Competing the look, the PUMA x YES JULZ Hoodie comes in an all over NRG yellow color with white T7 style color blocking along the sleeves. This cropped hoodie is made from cotton materials giving it a soft look and feel.

To celebrate this collaboration, Julz and PUMA will be donating thirty-thousand dollar to Motivational Edge. Through her foundation, the Little Rascals, Julz and PUMA will support programs on Motivational Edge?s new art campus opening in Miami this September.

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Recap: Puma Bloodlines Event In Atlanta

On Saturday August 11th, Puma re-launched the classic Puma GV Special with a special event held in the city of Atlanta. The PUMA Bloodlines event honored Atlanta?s unique spirit by allowing consumers to hop on the MARTA train or walk to each activation to experience the energy of the city at the PUMA stops. Guests that attended and hit all three stops received a pair of Puma GV Specials at a block party in Woodruff Park with a performance by EARTHGANG.

For those that don’t know, the Puma GV Special made its first debut in the 80?s. Fast-forward to today and it is now considered a sport-turned-street icon. Known for its smooth leather and court-inspired style, the GC Special is seen in all-White and also comes with White/Red or White/Blue color schemes. Did you attend the event? Check out images above to get a glimpse of what went down.

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Introducing The Introducing The PUMA X COOGI Summer Collection Drop 2

Following up the PUMA X COOGI Summer Collection that dropped back in late June is drop 2 of the collection that pays homage to the hip-hop heyday of the ’80s and ’90s. Shown above, let’s get a good look at all the item from the collection.

The Leadcat COOGI (slide) features the infamous COOGI knit across its padded strap for that retro design known to the COOGI brand. To complete the look, the PUMA x COOGI Dress is available in black with COOGI fabric along the sleeves with a prominent gold PUMA logo in the front.

 The men?s PUMA x COOGI Tracksuit is available in black color and iconic COOGI Australia fabric color blocking along the top half of the track jacket and shin and back yoke of the track pants. The PUMA x COOGI Box Logo Tee is available in white with a paradise blue PUMA x COOGI graphic applied on the front center of the chest. COOGI fabric inserts are placed around the neck and sleeves for a premium look.

The PUMA x COOGI Authentic Tee is a favorite of California born rapper, Nipsey Hustle. Available in black with the authentic COOGI Australia print on the chest in signature COOGI colors this pairs perfectly with the PUMA x COOGI California. The California is available in an all over COOGI fabric pattern and paradise blue sole, and each pair is completely unique with fabric pattern.

Look for the PUMA X COOGI Summer Collection Drop 2 to release on August 15th on PUMA.com and select retailers.

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Feast Your Eyes On The Shoe Surgeon x Puma Thunder Desert Elements Pack

The Shoe Surgeon’s latest creation consists of a brand new collaboration with Puma centered around two very special and luxe reinterpretations of the Puma Thunder Desert. Dubbed the The Shoe Surgeon x Puma Thunder Desert Elements Pack, this collab gives the Puma Thunder Desert a major upgrade by way of a brand new construction made up of premium leather and python material.

The The Shoe Surgeon x Puma Thunder Desert Elements Pack represent opposing sides of the color spectrum. The ?Fire? colorway features a premium Black leather contrasted by the Yellow, Orange, and Red python accents. The Ice colorway follows the same construction motif, but uses and Aqua, Royal Blue, Teal and White color scheme. Want to own a pair? Head on over to The Shoe Surgeon?s online shop for release details as they’re expected to be announced any day now.

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KoF Exclusive: The PUMA Thunder Desert Leads The Charge This Summer

Photography: Juan Carrillo
Words: Andres Carrillo

When the everyday sneakerhead thinks of PUMA there’s a pretty good chance that the first shoes that come to mind are their classics like the Suede and the Clyde. And while they continue to give us new versions of the Suede and Clyde (limited releases, collaboration, etc.), PUMA has made some other major moves over the last couple of years.

There have been many factors that have contributed to the resurgence of PUMA, with one of the most important being the big names they have been able to add to their ambassador/creative partner roster. International renowned names like Rihanna, Big Sean, The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, and more have caught the attention of a larger/diverse audience and have helped create new products to push forward the image of the brand. And while the present is already bright, the future also looks promising as PUMA has revived their Basketball category after a 20 year hiatus. The announcement came earlier this Summer as they not only signed the legend Clyde Frazier to a lifetime deal, but they also inked the #1 and #2 overall picks in the 2018 NBA Draft, Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III, respectively. That was then followed by the unveiling of their all-new basketball sneaker, the PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt inspired by you guessed it, the timeless PUMA Clyde. Oh yeah and let’s not forget about Mr. Sean Carter aka Jay-Z also joining the family as Creative Director. We have a feeling that’s gonna be HUGE for the brand because Jay-Z is THAT GUY!

But not only is PUMA partnering with big stars in music, entertainment, and sports, they are also producing exceptional sneakers. Some new creations that come to mind which have spearheaded their rise include their TSUGI line which consists of sleek runners constructed out of knitted (EvoKnit) uppers that are not only stylish, but also comfortable for everyday wear. Another technology that many people are excited about is NRGY beads. PUMA’s NRGY beads have already been used on the PUMA Jamming as well as on the Hybrid Runner and Rocket, and we expect to see it more in the near future.

Another silhouette (and the star of today’s show), which proves that PUMA is at the forefront of style, is the all-new PUMA Thunder. In their words, the Thunder “pays homage to past collaborations and silhouettes ahead of their time and is inspired by 90s running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration.” Fitting along nicely with the current “chunky dad shoe” trend, the PUMA Thunder comes with exaggerated tooling and blown-up proportions in order to make sure that it’s going to stand out. Think BOLD! Kicking off with the Spectra colorway that released back in April, the chunky silhouette has also released in Electric colorways for both men and women. Next up? The PUMA Thunder Desert. Having already released last week in Natural Vachetta and Smoke Green for women, the men’s pairs will drop this week with the arrival of all-white and all-black colorways.

Today we bring you an exclusive look at the PUMA Thunder Desert in the all-white colorway. The shoe takes a simple and minimalist approach as it comes constructed out of a combination of nubuck and leather on the upper. PUMA has given this colorway a premium touch by adding textured leather on the signature formstrip on the side panels as well as around the lower eyestays and the heel. The branding has also been kept minimal on the shoe as the signature PUMA cat silhouette is placed on the tongue and “PUMA” has been written on the heel.

So how can the shoe be styled? As you can see, we paired it up with some shorts (being that it has been hovering around 100 degrees at the moment in Southern California) and PUMA tube socks and we’d say they look pretty clean. And since Fall is right around the corner we also put them together with some jogger pants. The PUMA Thunder Desert has such a versatile look that you can pretty much rock it with anything and dress it up or dress it down, it’s really up to you. It’s one of those shoes that you can rock with ease no matter the season.

The PUMA Thunder Desert (and Thunder line overall) is one of many essential parts of PUMA’s master plan that has lots of us waiting in excitement and anticipation to see what their next move will be. PUMA is showing that they are not afraid to take risks and make big, bold moves, and so far it has been paying off.

You can purchase the PUMA Thunder Desert on puma.com in all-white (pictured here) and all-black on Thursday, August 9th for a price tag of $120.

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The PUMA Muse Maia Street Drops This Week

PUMA?s latest season drop in the Muse range continues to ensure that women everywhere have the right product to be fierce in everything they do. With a sporty yet bold feminine look, the Muse Maia Street offers a perfect balance between functionality and style, without compromising on the progressive fit.

The Muse collection echoes PUMA?s #DoYou campaign, encouraging women to be confident, motivated, and uncompromising in every aspect of life, including their style. While the first Muse collection offered a sophisticated look in luxurious colorways, the Muse Maia Street comes in a striking statement design with the right mix of technical and fashion details to create that bold feminine look. The low-cut boot jumps to the next level with a split outsole, a lateral to heel strap and a metallic TPU piece. The unapologetically trendy Muse Maia Street is available in white-konkcout, pink-biscay green iterations with a textile upper.

Look for the PUMA Muse Maia Street to drop worldwide globally and in PUMA stores on August 9th.

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The PUMA Muse Maia Street Drops Next Week

PUMA?s latest season drop in the Muse range continues to ensure that women everywhere have the right product to be fierce in everything they do. With a sporty yet bold feminine look, the Muse Maia Street offers a perfect balance between functionality and style, without compromising on the progressive fit.

The Muse collection echoes PUMA?s #DoYou campaign, encouraging women to be confident, motivated, and uncompromising in every aspect of life, including their style. While the first Muse collection offered a sophisticated look in luxurious colorways, the Muse Maia Street comes in a striking statement design with the right mix of technical and fashion details to create that bold feminine look. The low-cut boot jumps to the next level with a split outsole, a lateral to heel strap and a metallic TPU piece. The unapologetically trendy Muse Maia Street is available in white-konkcout, pink-biscay green iterations with a textile upper.

Look for the PUMA Muse Maia Street to drop worldwide globally and in PUMA stores on August 9th.

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The Weeknd Is Releasing His Own Version Of The Iconic PUMA Suede

The next PUMA Suede collaboration in celebration of its 50th anniversary will come with PUMA ambassador, Grammy-award winning artist, and creative partner, The Weeknd.

The XO x PUMA Suede is a remix of the iconic silhouette and The Weeknd?s sexy, edgy sound. He pays homage to the legend by delivering a mid-cut boot with a military feel. Available in three colorways, the contemporary design is clean yet gritty. Instead of laces, there are buckle straps wrapping around the toe and ankle of the shoes. ?19? sits at the center of one tongue, ?68? at the other, paying homage to the year the Suede was born. Each sole is speckled like concrete.

The black boot is fully monochromatic plush Suede atop a speckled gum sole. The glacier gray is all gray everything with silver metallic buckles on the straps and a gray speckled sole. The black and white boot goes wild with the black suede upper wrapped in white straps and metallic black buckles. Not only does the white Formstrip jump against the black, it pops atop a thick white sole with black speckles.

Look for the XO x PUMA Suede to release in all three colorways on puma.com and selecr PUMA retailers on August 11th.

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Coming Soon: Puma Thunder Spectra Burgundy Black

A new colorway of the Puma Thunder Spectra just leaked. This time around Puma’s beloved dad show sports a clean Burgundy and Black color scheme. Constructed out of mix of suede, mesh, and leather, this colorway of the model features a Burgundy upper contrasted by the Black on the overlays and midsole. Other details include the White accents on the sole unit as well as a darker shade of Burgundy on the midsole. Get a good look at the shoe above and look for them to drop very soon for the retail price of $120.

The Thunder line pays homage to past collaborations and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel. The exaggerated tooling, the blown-up proportions and the loud color blocking really allow the Thunder to stand out among its competition.

 

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