PUMA X Solebox – Trinomic XS850 “Adventurer Pack”
Words by Bossman75
Like Peter North they just keep coming. Another Summer release, this being the first of three drops entitled the “Adventurer Pack” sees PUMA collaborate with influential Berlin based sneaker store Solebox. Not a great deal different from the “Primary Pack” that’s still on the shelves, as it also consists of the Trinomic XS850 and features the splatter pattern on the heel, but it’s the background to the concept that makes this release compelling.
The idea behind it references a time in the late 90s, early 2000s, when resourceful European sneakerheads frequently ventured to the United States to source rare, vintage or new footwear that were unavailable in their local markets. Selling these exclusive imports soon turned out to be a profound business model and in some cases laid the foundation to the opening of an actual store.
The pack and in particular the blue colourway draw inspiration from Solebox founder Hikmet’s early adventures in the United States, and subsequent addiction to Jelly Belly jellybeans. Hikmet’s use of the Berry Blue colour on the Solebox x Diadora “Ferro” earlier this year is also testament to the impact of this experience.
The PUMA X Solebox Adventurer XS850 is due for release on Saturday 27th of June at Hanon, Footpatrol, Oki-Ni and WellGosh. You can also get them a day earlier direct from Solebox instore and online which gets you special Jelly Belly packaging, some Jelly Bellys and a scented Jelly Bean for your car or sneakershelf.