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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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The All-New PUMA Hybrid Runner Releases Next Month

The PUMA Hybrid story continues with its newest iteration, the Hybrid Runner. The latest addition to the franchise comes in the form of a running shoe that features PUMA?s breakthrough technology, which fuses IGNITE FOAM and NRGY beads to create a ?hybrid? foam that provides ultimate cushioning and energy return. This shoe was designed to propel lengthier, faster runs.

So how does Hybrid work? When running, PUMA?s IGNITE FOAM reacts first on impact, providing instant ENERGY RETURN. Then NRGY beads spark to provide the ULTIMATE CUSHIONING, giving back to the IGNITE FOAM, absorbing energy, and creating a rebound effect during the toe-off phase. In addition to the groundbreaking tech, the HYBRID Runner sports an evoKNIT upper to offer instant comfort and a sock-like feel to propel you forward.

The PUMA Hybrid Runner will be available on August 4th at PUMA.com and selected retailers worldwide. Will you be picking up a pair?

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Selena Gomez Debuts The Puma California Exotic

Above you will find Puma ambassador Selena Gomez wearing the brand new Puma California Exotic. This new Puma model is a new women’s iteration derived from the Puma California. The Puma California is a tennis model from the Puma archives born out of the courts in 1983 by way of Argentine grand slam champ Guillermo Vilas, it soon found its way to the streets and switched to a new moniker after the sunshine-loving state. Known for its laid back look and feel, the Puma California has earned its place in sneaker history.

The women’s Puma California Exotic boasts a clean tone-on-tone White palette and a Black Metallic ash version. No matter what’s on your daily agenda, the Puma California Exotic will have you feeling “chill”

Look for the Puma California Exotic to release at select sneaker boutiques, PUMA.com and PUMA stores beginning August 2.

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Release Date: STAMPD x Puma Suede 88-18

STAMPD and Puma will be dropping the STAMPD x Puma Suede 88-18 this weekend. The special iteration of the Suede is the latest release to celebrate the model’s 50th anniversary.

?In 1988, 20 years after the Suede launch, I got my hands on my first pair,? Said STAMPD creative director, Chris Stamp. ?The brands I?ve been fortunate to align with are brands I grew up idolizing ? brands that inspired me. This one hit home and it was important to make it special from the sole to laces.?

STAMPD has remastered the Suede with clean sophistication. The STAMPD x Puma Suede 88-18 takes on the characteristics of two shoes in one; the upper designed with smooth, premium suede while the lower mirrors an unfinished design with rough edges and a textured soul. Stamped on the side: everything you need to know about this one-of-a-kind piece.

?The Suede simply represents what we at PUMA stand for as a brand,? says Helmut Fischer, PUMA?s chief archivist. ?Taking a standard and making it a must-have. Being iconic.?

 The STAMPD x Puma Suede 88-18 will be available for pre-purchase at STAMPD.com and at STAMPD?s Los Angeles boutique on July 28th ahead of the global release, August 4th.

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The PUMA RS-0 Sound Is Inspired By 80s Music Vibes

PUMA has explored cultural genres such as gaming, music, photography and more to tell these stories of reinvention with a handful of silhouettes. And it continues this summer with sneaker drops inspired by music and sound. To celebrate this pillar within the pop culture spectrum, PUMA introduces the new RS-0 Sound.

The RS-0 Sound tells stories of remixed culture and musical reinvention. Inspired by ?80s drum machines, music videos and bright colored fashion, the sneaker comes in diverse color ways and fun color block design. The silhouette also throws you back to the era where running shoes ruled the streets and dance floors. With added loops, sleek lacing system, subtle perforations on the vamp, a tonal embossed Formstrip and bright colored padded inserts. Definitely retro looking but with a futuristic vibe. The R-System logo puts the finishing touch on the tongue and outsole.

Get your hands on the PUMA RS-0 Sound at PUMA.com, PUMA stores and leading sneaker retailers with a limited release on July 28th and available worldwide on August 16th. Which colorway will you be going after?

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The PUMA Thunder Desert Will Begin Releasing Next Week

The PUMA Thunder Desert Tonal Pack is set to make its debut next month. Above you will get another look at both the Triple Black and White iterations of the model that make up the PUMA Thunder Desert Tonal Pack.

The PUMA Thunder Desert Tonal Pack simulate light and shadows in the desert with Triple Black and White colorways. It retains the bold signature exaggerated tooling, blown-up proportions and material mix of premium suede, textured leather and mesh.

The Thunder pays homage to past collabs and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s Cell System running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel.

Priced at $120, look for both of these colorways of the PUMA Thunder Desert to release at select sneaker boutiques, PUMA.com and PUMA stores on August 9th. Ahead of the wider release, select retailers such as SNS will have them up for grabs beginning August 1st. Will you be picking up a pair?

 

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The PUMA Thunder Desert In Triple Black And White Are On The Way

PUMA is getting ready to drop new colorways of the PUMA Thunder Desert as we bring you an official look at the Triple Black and White color options.

While the debut Thunder Spectra took on a bold statement with its retro color blocking and neon pops, the latest Thunder Desert drops simulate light and shadows in the desert with Triple Black and White colorways. It retains the bold signature exaggerated tooling, blown-up proportions and material mix of premium suede, textured leather and mesh.

The Thunder pays homage to past collabs and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s Cell System running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel.

Look for both of these colorways of the PUMA Thunder Desert to release at select sneaker boutiques, PUMA.com and PUMA stores on August 9th. Will you be picking up a pair?

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PUMA And Roland Introduce The RS-0 And RS-100

Global sports brand PUMA and renowned Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, Roland, unboxed today a second silhouette that completes the RS sneaker pack ? the RS-100 Roland.

The RS-100 Roland follows the story of reinvention ? inspired by the past, shaped by the colorful histories of both brands and reimagined for the future. While the RS-0 Roland is a complete reboot of the R-System, the RS-100 Roland retains a more retro look but decked in modern materials.

The RS-100 Roland?s upper features a vibrant orange suede Formstrip with white reflective edges amidst a combination of white-red pebble leather, black ripstop nylon panels and yellow suede. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, footbed and the anodized metal hangtag. ?Rhythm Composer TR-808, Computer Composer? is printed on the heel. A PUMA and Roland logo is printed on the footbed while the outsole features lines that mimic the lights on a sound synthesizer. All colors and detailing represent 80?s retro hues found on a Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Unveiled last Spring, the RS-0 Roland, also inspired by the game-changing TR-808 drum machine, features premium leather black upper, micro perf vents, 6mm flat, reflective laces, reflective midsole details and signature TR-808 colors ? red, orange and yellow, on the Formstrip. Familiar notes like ?Rhythm Composer? and ?Bass Drum? accent the midsole while the orange hue continues to the translucent rubber outsole. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, footbed and the anodized metal hangtag.

Both the PUMA RS-0 and PUMA RS-100 Roland sneakers drop globally on August 8th, internationally known as #808DAY. The iconic TR-808 drum machine is celebrated for its legendary status and credited by many as the spark that lit the flame of hip-hop music worldwide.

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Puma Thunder Desert To Release In Two Womens Colorways Next Month

Puma will be dropping not one, but two different colorways of the Puma Thunder Desert early on next month. Shown above, the Puma Thunder Desert follows the same style and motif as the previously released Puma Thunder Spectra and Puma Thunder Electric.

The women’s colorways have the shoe comes equipped with chunky soles and a bulky upper that uses mixed materials for its construction.  Unlike the first two Thunder models, the Desert opts for neutral finishes on the suede-based upper, this even includes the Puma formstrip which is done in a tumbled leather finish in an effort to subtly stand out from the rest of the shoe. Get a good look at both offerings above and look for both pairs to drop on August 2nd.

 

 

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A First Look At The Panini x Puma Suede Collab

Panini is known as the world famous sports paraphernalia brand that specializes in all things collectibles, stickers, and trading cards. They now look to expand their horizons as they’ve entered to sneaker game with this latest collaboration with Puma.

 

The Panini x Puma Suede comes dressed in a Grey suede upper highlighted by the all-over embossed motif throughout the upper and the and the Silver branding found on area such as the heel and side panels. The most unique feature on the collab is the dual branding and Puma 50 branding on the detachable tongue and the large Black text on the outsole that reads “NEED, GOT,”.

The Panini x Puma Suede was never given an official release date but can now be found at select retailers such as Street Connexion.

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