Puma has a reputation for attracting the biggest names in pop culture, hip hop, art and fashion for unexpected partnerships. These are just a few of the most exciting collaborations with Puma over the past few years.
The Ultimate Fashion Collaborations
⎆ Goonies X Puma Disc Blaze
This uniquely nostalgic collaboration is a must-have for Generation Xers and anyone else who saw this cult classic on VHS as a kid. Released in a limited run in 2008, these Puma shoes feature the movie logo along with original art of the Goonies, the treasure map and the pirate ship. Hemp accents adorn the toe cap, adjustable sizing disc and lace loop. Each pair comes in a custom burlap sack.
⎆ Puma X Sonic RS-X
These vibrant trainers feature primary colors inspired by the iconic 1990s Sonic the Hedgehog video game. If you wiled away the hours controlling this lightning-fast character on your Sega Genesis, you need this 2020 collaboration. The Sonic RS-X features an exaggerated trainer silhouette, a bright palette, gold ring motifs, motion-inspired graphics and a tiny replica of the game’s scoreboard at the heel.
⎆ Def Jam x PUMA Clyde Court
This 2019 Puma collaboration celebrates the 35th anniversary of the legendary hip-hip label with an equally legendary shoe, a rich burgundy take on the classic Clyde Court with stunning gold accents. Incredible details on this shoe include a Def Jam logo pull tab, a transparent gum sole, a logo heel tab and sleek tonal laces. The Def Jam x PUMA Clyde Court was the first release in a year-long collaboration between these storied brands.
⎆ Santa Cruz x PUMA Suede 50
When the Puma Suede skate shoe turned 50 back in 2018, what better way to celebrate than a collaboration with Santa Cruz Skateboards? This release was a red, black and blue version of the Suede, emblazoned with the skateboard company’s screaming hand logo. The brands expressed the combination of adrenaline and sound with the red wave graphic on the side of the shoe.
⎆ Fenty x PUMA
Puma shoes Rihanna? Yes please! The stylish singer has been working with the shoe brand on collaborative collections for several years. Of all the Fenty shoe styles released by Puma in recent memory, you’ll flip for The Trainer. From the lipstick-red hue to the eye-popping sculpted shape, this fashionable shoe is as comfortable for working out as it is for strolling the runway. Signature Fenty x PUMA branding is the icing on the cake.
⎆ Alexander McQueen x PUMA
This collab changed the game when it comes to the marriage of high fashion and street style. From futuristic Blade Runner inspired kicks to sleek anatomical designs with patterns that mimic veins, you’ll never know when to expect when the next McQueen x PUMA release drops. The Ribcage Sport, which came out in the Summer 2009 collection, epitomizes the vibe of this luxury shoe collection. Fun fact: McQueen reportedly owns more than 500 pairs of sneakers in his personal wardrobe.
If you’re in the market for new Puma sneakers, keep your eyes peeled for these and countless other creative collabs from your faves. Upcoming partnerships with Puma announced for the second half of 2020 include Puma x Chinese supermodel Liu Wen in July according to the brand’s latest launch calendar.
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