It’s easy to lose your mind during the holidays. It is the best time of the year but, considering all that goes into it, it’s also probably the most stressful. For sneakerheads, it should be a paradise. Some of the year’s best models release to ravenous crowds. But with so many available options, it’s overwhelming.
In that sense, make sure you don’t forget about PUMA. The sneaker giant has been doing this for a long time, and are currently working to make old school classics feel new. Innovation is key for any brand. PUMA understands that.
There are more than enough sneaker releases this holiday to keep everyone busy. But if some of these from PUMA aren’t on your list, you’re missing out. Here are 5 PUMA Sneakers You Should Cop This Holiday.
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Where else did you think we’d start? One of the most legendary sneaker silhouettes ever made, the Suede is the epitome of versatility. You can wear it with any type of pant, in any scenario, and it comes in nearly every colorway possible. The Suede has more than earned its place among the greatest lifestyle sneakers, right alongside the Air Force 1 from Nike, the Converse Chuck Taylor, and the adidas Superstar.
The Ignite is one of the brand’s best running shoes, sporting just enough style within a silhouette featuring an AirMesh upper, seamless overlays, and a foam midsole. Usain Bolt wears these. You probably should too, especially if you’re getting a start on that New Year’s resolution.
This silhouette has been a standout among recent PUMA collaborations. From the killer Frank the Butcher joint to the Sakura Project with Ronnie Fieg to, one of my personal favorites, the Stampd edition, the R698 screams for the streets. It features limited branding and a sleek silhouette, giving it a different look from the Blaze of Glory.
BLAZE OF GLORY
The Sneaker Freaker and Packer Shoes “Bloodbath” Blaze of Glory collab is my single favorite PUMA silhouette of the year. It’s a killer colorway with impressive materials and tooling. Overall, though, the Blaze of Glory has somewhat of a hidden history, making it a special weapon PUMA turns to when they need something that can connect with the streets. Since releasing in the early ’90s, this silhouette has been involved in some incredible collabs and will remain a favorite among the culture as long as it continues to sport the Trinomic sole and plastic strap while limiting the branding.
SKY II HIGH
A basketball favorite from the early 1980s came back this year just in time for the holiday season. Though it won’t help you on the court anymore, the dual straps help give it a very retro look that you can wear on the streets.