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Transformers Optimus Prime And Bumblee Get Their Own PUMA RS-X

After teasing their upcoming collaboration a couple of weeks ago, PUMA and Hasbro Inc. have officially unveiled their entire TRANSFORMERS collection. The PUMA x TRANSFORMERS capsule range celebrates the two iconic Autobots, Bumblebee and Optimus Prime, their super powers and remarkable built, reimagined into PUMA?s latest RS-X silhouette.

This season, PUMA launches the RS-X sneaker, a reboot of the RS-0 which was built on the classic 80?s Running System (RS) line. Pushing boundaries in futuristic design with retro vibes, PUMA extends their RS range by partnering with exciting brands that take reinvention to the extreme, from the toy, television, telecommunication and motoring worlds.  With its bulky design, bold color palette and material mixes, RS X TRANSFORMERS pushes reinvention further and explores collectibles in and beyond the sneaker culture.

Equipped with PUMA?s patented RS technology on the midsole, the upper is decked with mesh, textile and nubuck overlays. The RS-X Transformers Bumblebee in Quiet Shade ? Cyber Yellow and the RS-X Transformers Optimus Prime in Dazzling Blue ? High Risk Red are nods to the signature colors of the two protagonists. The RS PUMA branding appears on the molded sockliner while the shoe tongue features the collab logo. The Transformers Autobot symbol fitted on the heel piece accentuate the style.

For the ultimate head-to-toe Transformers look, the collection also features apparel and accessories. Bumblebee and Optimus Prime?s vivid colors continue to appear on the T7 Track Pant and Track Top while the tees feature various iterations of the PUMA x Transformers graphics and all-over prints.

The PUMA x TRANSFORMERS collection for Men and Kid?s drops exclusively at Foot Locker stores and PUMA.com in Europe on November 22nd and mid-December in the U.S.

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A Halloween-Themed PUMA Clyde Court Is Releasing Next Week

PUMA Basketball is joining in on the Halloween festivities this year as they’ll be releasing a special colorway of the all-new PUMA Clyde Court.

Dubbed the X-Ray colorway, this Halloween themed offering of the modern day Clyde gets hit with a unique skeletal footprint graphic in white on the black knitted upper and orange laces to highlight the Halloween theme.  The shoes feature PUMA?s technology components of HYBRID, NRGY and IGNITE to give cushioning, energy return and stability.  The Clyde Court X-Ray is the second colorway of the brand?s first basketball shoe since their re-entry into the category this summer, with the first being the bold Disrupt pair.

Look for the PUMA Clyde Court X-Ray to release on October 30th for $120 at PUMA.com, Foot Locker and Packer Shoes among other retailers.

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Release Info: END. x Puma Thunder Shadow Rise

END. and Puma will soon be releasing a collaborative version of the beloved Puma Thunder. Dubbed the Shadow Rise, this new colorway of the Puma Thunder is a perfect look for your Fall rotation. Just like past iterations of the model, the upper comes with a multi-material construction that uses, nubucks, leathers and suedes. The shoe starts off with a Black nubuck and leather base offset by the Brown and Dark Grey suede noted on the heel and tongue region. Adding a premium feel to the shoe are the leather pull tabs, the cork insoles with dual branding and the additional dual branding on the heel. Below you will find a White midsole and semi-translucent gum rubber outsole to round out the main features of the shoe. Pretty clean, right?

Retailing for ?125 (approximately $145), look for the END. x Puma Thunder Shadow Rise to release on October 20th at END.

via: END.

 

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The Karl Lagerfeld x Puma Capsule Collection Is Officially Unveiled

Last week we provided you with a first look at the Karl Lagerfeld x Puma Suede collab. It turns out that the collab includes an entire capsule collection that also comes with matching apparel.

Originally invited to design a KARL LAGERFELD iteration of the classic Suede sneaker for the anniversary celebration, the partnership soon developed into the creation of a complete 13-piece capsule. Bringing together two iconic brands, each with their own unique aesthetic, the result is a chic, contemporary fusion of KARL LAGERFELD?s signature design aesthetic and PUMA?s sporty, street style classics.

The KARL LAGERFELD X PUMA collection features two unisex Suede sneakers inspired by KARL LAGERFELD?s iconic signature aesthetic ? a tuxedo jacket, high white collar, tie and sunglasses. The shoes blend Karl?s timeless look with contemporary streetwear style, and feature either a playful KARL graphic or removable sunglasses detail. The women?s offering includes a tuxedo-inspired T7 track jacket with matching pants and a T7 Jumpsuit, both are stylish plays on PUMA?s iconic Track Jacket with 7mm stripes, a Track Top, and a cropped Tee. The men?s collection features a slim-fit Hoodie and matching Sweat Pants, plus a logo Tee. The clothing styles is further complemented by a backpack, a shoulder bag and a baseball cap featuring custom KARL LAGERFELD X PUMA branding. Pricing $120.

The KARL LAGERFELD X PUMA collection will be available for pre-sale at KARL.COM and puma.com on October 18th, and worldwide on October 19, at KARL LAGERFELD and PUMA retail stores, online at KARL.COM and puma.com, and via curated retailers and concept stores.

 

 

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PUMA To Release Collection Paying Homage To Tommie Smiths Historic Silent Gesture At The 68 Mexico Games

1968 was a defining year for two legends ? Tommie Smith?s remarkable gold medal victory and historic silent protest against social injustice at the ?68 Summer Games in Mexico, as well as PUMA?s iconic Suede silhouette. To honor this exceptionally brave gesture, as well as celebrate a new milestone, Global sports brand PUMA has created the ?POWER THRU PEACE? capsule collection. All profits from the sales of this collection will be donated to charities pursuing universal equality as part of PUMA?s #REFORM initiative.

The packs within the collection are represented by the five Olympic regions, with iterations and design elements unique to its own – Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. Suede x PWR Thru Peace x Europe is an off-white silhouette with the Power Thru Peace logo embroidered atop a clean white midsole. Dropping in vibrant colorways, the Suede x PWR Thru Peace x Asia in flame scarlet is decked with mini lookalike Olympic badges on the Formstrip and the Suede x PWR Thru Peace x Africa in Spectra Yellow tastefully features colors of the Olympic rings on the trim and quarter. While the Suede x PWR Thru Peace x Australia in Quarry ? PUMA black is embroidered with colorful Formstrip representing the Olympic rings, the Suede x PWR Thru Peace x Americas is built with an iced midsole and triple black base with painted heel pieces that represent the 5 Olympic regions.

Complementing the footwear styles are apparel pieces with emblems and graphics that also help in telling the story – from T7 track pants and jackets with applied sleeve taping to crews and hoodies.

The collection also features a limited-edition pack dubbed ?307? that represents Tommie Smith?s number when he ran and clinched gold at the 200-m event in Mexico. A guaranteed collectible piece, the Suede x PWR THRU PCE ?307? sneaker ties together all 5 styles in iconic PUMA black, the same colourway that Tommie wore at the podium.

The PUMA Suede x PWR Thru Peace Collection drops globally on October 16th, the 50th anniversary of Tommie?s Smith?s historic ?Silent Gesture? at the ?68 Summer Games in Mexico.

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Shades Of Pink And Purple Land On The Puma Thunder

Another new colorway of the Puma Thunder has surfaced. This time around the chunky-soled sneaker inspired by Puma’s ’90s Cell System running silhouettes comes dressed in shades of Purple and Pink. The shades of Pink and Purple are not only all over the upper but also take care of most of the sole as well. Adding contrast to the Pink and Purple motif is the us of White on both the upper and sole. Mesh, leather and suede take care of the shoe’s construction. Priced at $130, look for Puma to drop these very soon so stay tuned for a release date. Will you be picking up a pair?

 

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Release Info: Alife x Puma Clyde Pack

Another Alife x Puma collab is on the way and this time around the creative work is centered around the Puma Clyde. Consisting of two different colorways of the model, here’s a good look a the Alife x Puma Clyde Pack.

Both pairs from the Alife x Puma Clyde Pack comes dressed in a premium suede upper done in your choice of Forrect Green or Navy. Standout design features include the tonal rubber toe-cap, Alife branding on the heel counter (lateral side), NEW YORK NEW YORK text on the tongues in Gold foil and the classic ?PUMA Clyde? Gold branding on the lateral side. White laces, Grey side stripes and an off-White sole unit round out the main features of the shoe.

Retailing for $100, look for the Alife x Puma Clyde Pack to release on October 18th in-store at noon and online at alifenewyork.com at 10AM. A global release date is set for October 26th at select PUMA retailers.

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PUMA And Transformers Tease Upcoming Collaboration

PUMA has been releasing collaborations left and right this year and one of their next projects will be with play and entertainment group Hasbro Inc. to create exciting Transformers themed footwear. First introduced by Hasbro and Japan?s Takara as a toy series in 1984, the adventures of the robots which can transform into motor vehicles also became a popular cartoon series. With the more recent addition of a blockbuster cinema franchise, Transformers has turned into one of the most recognizable brands in entertainment. Millions have watched the epic battles between Autobots and Decepticons, and protagonists such as Optimus Prime and Megatron have become household names.

PUMA will combine the Transformers theme with its RS-X shoe, which is based on the iconic 1980s Running System (RS) line. For PUMA and Hasbro, the launch of this collaboration comes ahead of an important date for Transformers fans: the release of BUMBLEBEE, the latest cinema blockbuster in the franchise.

?We are proud to collaborate with PUMA, one of the world?s most popular and respected sports apparel brands,? said Nikki Gie, EMEA Director – Fashion & Home, Hasbro. ?With nostalgia for the 1980s at an all-time high, we are excited to bring together two 80s icons for the first time: Transformers and the PUMA RS shoe. We hope fans everywhere will rock the Transformers RS-X sneakers when they come out to see even more 80s vibes in BUMBLEBEE, in theaters this December!?

More details around the PUMA x TRANSFORMERS collection is set to be revealed over the coming weeks so make sure you keep it locked to Kicks On Fire for updates.

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Release Reminder: Puma Clyde Court Disrupt

The wait is finally over. PUMA Hoops is back! Although the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt got a limited release last month,  tomorrow’s the “official” day that PUMA Hoops launches its first basketball silhouette in more than 20 years.

With its aggressive colorway and sleek silhouette, the Clyde Court Disrupt embodies the spirit and style set down by Walt Clyde Frazier. It?s the brand?s step back onto the court and it takes cues from the past but won?t be tied down by it.

Inspired by the PUMA Clyde, the revamped Court Disrupt version features a brand new construction as it comes with an engineered mesh upper with an external heel counter, the classic PUMA formstripe on the side panels, and a sock-like ankle collar. Additional details include PUMA branding on the tongue pull tab, ?1973? written on the heel pull tab, and a semi-translucent midsole.

So, who’s picking up a pair? The PUMA Clyde Court Disrupt retails for $120 and will be sold at select Puma retailers and PUMA.com.

Welcome back Puma Hoops!

images: Frankie Santiago, @koalatyphoto_ and @edsel40oz

 

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Release Date: PUMA x XO Homage to the Archive Collection

It’s about that time again. The Weeknd and Puma have linked up once more to release another collection. Dubbed the PUMA x XO Homage to the Archive Collection, this time around the brand?s creative collaborator and ambassador reimagines 90?s streetstyle with a modern twist.

The PUMA x XO collection first made waves in 2017 when the highly anticipated launch drop was sold out in stores worldwide. Known for his military-inspired styling, The Weeknd has broken the monotony of streetstyle with looks that personify his take on everyday essentials.

Paying tribute to a decade that celebrated chunky and bold looks, The Weeknd continues to lend his personal sense of style to PUMA’s archive collection from the 90’s. Inspired by the golden era of street culture, the latest collab comes to life in retro silhouettes with bold color blocking and modern aesthetics. Sporting multiple rendition of the PUMA x XO logo, the latest drop is a befitting throwback to a decade that discovered and popularized bold treatments of graphics and logos.

With two covetable drops this season, the initial drop features the PUMA x XO Terrains, the first-ever low top sneakers designed by The Weeknd. A fresh take on vintage low-court style, the kicks sport exaggerated rugged teeth in the midfoot area. The upper features a combination of rich tumbled leather and suede overlays.

Completing the look is a range of apparel and accessories apt for the changing season. Fan favorite PUMA x XO Badge and Triangle graphics continue to feature across the collection from bomber jackets to track pants, tees, crews, beanie and even a backpack.

Catch the first drop of the PUMA x XO collection on 13th October on PUMA.com, PUMA stores and select sneaker and fashion retailers worldwide.

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First Look: Karl Lagerfeld x Puma Suede Collection

Karl Otto Lagerfeld is a German creative director, artist and caricaturist living in Paris. He is also now the latest artist to collaborate with Puma to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Puma Suede.

Above you will get a first look at the Karl Lagerfeld x Puma Suede Collection. The theme of the shoes take inspiration from Lagerfeld’s style which usually always consists of suits and sunglasses. The Puma Suede pays homage to his luxe fashion trends, as the Black pair comes with two suit jacket lapels placed over the side panels, and the White pair is complimented by shroud-like overlay placed over the laces that’s shaped like a pair of sunglasses. Each pair is accented by the primary color of the other shoe. Other details on the shoe include two custom-designed heel stamps showing either a silhouette or caricature version of Lagerfeld.

No word yet on when the Karl Lagerfeld x Puma Suede Collection will be releasing, but as soon as more info is announced we will be sure to let you know.

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Puma Basketball Hints At Kawhi Leonard Being Their Next Big Signing

 

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What is I told you that Puma Basketball’s next potential signing could be the biggest one yet. For a few days now, Puma Basketball has been hinting at signing NBA Superstar Kawhi Leonard. Their latest tweet (shown above) makes it seem like the deal could end up happening much sooner than later.

For those of you who may not know, Kawhi has been with Jordan Brand since 2014. During his tenure with Jordan Brand, Kawhi has gotten exclusive colorways of the Jordan 29, 30, 31, 32 and a special iteration of the Air Jordan 1 High. That being said, Kawhi felt it was time to part ways with the Jumpman as he recently declined a contract extension from Jordan Brand said to be more than $20 million (4 years).

With his current Jordan Brand deal coming to an end, Kawhi Leonard could sign with another sneaker brand or he can choose not sign with anyone and wear whatever he likes on the court. It looks like he may very well opt for the former. If Puma does end up putting a deal on the table, Jordan Brand is able to match the deal since they do have a match clause, which would give them 10 days to decided whether or not to retain Leonard as part of their roster.

This story is expected to develop very soon. As soon as more info is provided, we will be sure let you know.

 

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Puma Launches CELL Franchise At Hypefest In Brooklyn

Yesterday in Brooklyn, NY PUMA launched its PUMA CELL franchise at the highly curated and immersive cultural festival, Hypefest.

The launch of the CELL franchise saw PUMA drop exclusive colorways of the PUMA CELL Endura and Venom designed in collaboration with Mita Japan founder and creative director Shigeyuki Kunii. The exclusive styles designed for Hypefest include brand new edits to the OG classic. The CELL Endura features a new breathable mesh upper with Suede and PU overlays and a sleeker toe shape, while the CELL Venom has both a Suede and leather upper. Both iterations come in an Asphalt colorway with hits of fluo green.

During the day visitors to the PUMA booth were granted access to the PUMA CELL Lab where they participated in design sessions giving them a chance to design their own version of the CELL styles. A winner was announced and given the prize of $4,000 and a year?s supply of their shoe design. Other happenings included appearances by streetwear designer Rhuigi, Youtube sensation Brad Hall, artist development maven Lola Plaku and Mita Japan founder and creative director Shigeyuki Kunii. PUMA revealed their future CELL collaboration lineup for 2019 including partnerships with BLENDS, Rhuigi, Scuderia Ferrari and Mita Japan. Also featured is the friends and family MCM x PUMA CELL. 

Design sessions and a second winner will occur on Sunday, October 7th as well.

images: Ryan Millier

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Pumas New Social Change Platform #Reform Encourages Universal Equality And Criminal Justice Reform

Puma just launched their new social change platform #Reform. This new platform gives activists from the worlds of sports, music and entertainment support in championing causes and encouraging conversations around issues such as universal equality and criminal justice reform.

#REFORM is directly inspired by Olympian Tommie Smith, and his ?Silent Gesture? that sparked global debate around the issues of civil rights and universal equality at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.

PUMA?s belief is that to achieve faster progress, a team is essential. Therefore, PUMA has created Team#REFORM. This is a collective of individuals who believe that progress toward universal equality needs to be achieved faster. To lead Team#REFORM, PUMA has selected Captains, including rapper Meek Mill (who will focus on criminal justice reform), and WNBA All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith (gender equality), alongside Captain Emeritus, Tommie Smith (universal equality). The brand will also be partnering with entertainment company Roc Nation to spread the message of #REFORM through live and social engagement. Future #REFORM Captains will be named in the coming months.

PUMA?s goal is to go beyond inspiration and turn intentions into actions. #REFORM Captains will work with the brand to identify beneficiaries of #REFORM tactics, including product creation, recognition grants, and #REFORM Summits, where like-minded individuals will gather to promote an agenda for change.

In recognition of Tommie Smith?s lifetime of bravery, PUMA presented him with the first #REFORM AWARD last night at the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative Gala. The award will be accompanied by a donation to the Tommie Smith Youth Initiative Foundation. This event will mark the kick off of PUMA?s #REFORM campaign.

 On October 16th, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Silent Gesture at the 1968 Olympics, Team#REFORM Captains will call on PUMA brand ambassadors and all likeminded individuals to join Team#REFORM and celebrate Tommie?s achievements with the #THIRDSALUTE. The #THIRDSALUTE is a social media movement in which individuals challenge others to post an image of themselves with a raised fist, and make a donation to charities pursuing universal equality, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), an organization which has worked for more than 100 years to defend and promote the liberties enshrined in the United States Constitution. All donations from the #THIRDSALUTE will be matched by PUMA, up to $100,000 through December 31, 2018.

On the 16th, PUMA will also launch the ?Power Through Peace? Collection, commemorating Tommie?s Silent Gesture, and featuring graphics designed by Lance Wyman, creator of the logo of the ?68 Olympics. All profits from the sales of this collection will be donated to charities pursuing universal equality.

Throughout 2018/19 and beyond, PUMA will be working with #Reform Captains to launch other programs that will promote actions to further the goal of universal equality.

images: Getty Images/Moses Robinson
via: Puma

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First Look At The Super-Limited BAIT x MARVEL x Puma Cell Venom Carnage + Release Info

In addition to the BAIT x MARVEL x Puma Cell Venom, BAIT will also be releasing a “Carnage” version of the model rightfully dubbed the BAIT x MARVEL x Puma Cell Venom Carnage. The Black (Venom) pair will not be easy to cop, but this Red (Carnage) pair will be even harder to pick up.

This even-more limited shoe pays tribute to Spider-Man?s arch-enemy: Carnage. This time around the Puma Cell Venom comes dressed in a Red and Black motif to depict Carnage’s appearance. The bright White accents found on the shoe are meant to represent the villain?s stark white eyes. Inside the shoe you will find Carnage-themed insoles, CARNAGE is embossed on the heel, while the glossy overlay on the upper represents Carnage?s fleshy arms and legs. Just like the Black Venom pair, this release will also comes with special capsule used as the shoe’s packaging.

The BAIT x MARVEL x Puma Cell Venom Carnage will releases a New York Comic Con this weekend. Pre-orders launch at BAIT?s chapter stores on October 6. Raffling and winners will take placed on October 8. Retail price is $250. Best of luck!

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