In their continued celebration of 50th anniversary of the PUMA Suede, the brand links with Los Angeles-based brand Stampd for this version of the 88-18 Suede sneaker.
The Suede made its debut in 1968 and quickly became a gamechanger in both sport and culture. From track stars to trap stars, from basketball courts to b-boys’ cardboard, the Suede is #ForAllTime.
“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.”
For the collabo, STAMPD remastered the Suede with clean sophistication. As you can see, it 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. There’s also a stamp on the side with info about the this one-of-a-kind piece.