Puma Premium “Perf Pack”


Words by Bossman75

After having already said this year would be all about adidas, I’m having to reconsider as Puma have weighed in heavily with the latest installment of their SS15 Fast Track collection. The Perf Pack features two of Puma’s best selling silhouettes the States and the R698.

The States, similar to the Suede but tweaked, re-christened (after its birthplace) and popularised here in the UK is undeniably as classic a silhouette as the superstar or cortez for hip-hop, b-boy and streetwear fans alike. If you’ve not had a pair at some point in the past thirty years and swapped out the laces for fat ones, we can’t be down. The R698 is new to me, but having seen them in the Wilderness and Crackle Packs, as well as the recent Alife and Brooklyn We Go Hard versions I’m all caught up. Both models come in a smooth nubuck perforated upper with the colour options of black, light grey and a deep electric blue. The R698 are further complemented by having the distinctive hexagonal Trinomic technology on a gum sole.

Puma’s SS15 arsenal of styles and collaborations display a real intent to remain in contention for footwear brand of the year, and that’s without an anniversary to rely on. Keep your eyes peeled for the Slam Jam collection coming later this week. The PUMA Perf pack is available now at UK stockists Size?, Footpatrol, End Clothing and Well Gosh.

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