Puma x Solebox
PUMA are on a roll of great collaborations right now and this month see’s them collaborate with influential Berlin based sneaker store Solebox. They release the first part of the Adventurer Pack which consists of three drops set to launch throughout the year.
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 Trinomic XS850 Adventurer Pack was inspired by Solebox founder Hikmet’s adventures in the United States.
He not only brought rare sneakers to Berlin but also picked up an addiction to Jelly Belly – a true American jellybean treat. His favourite flavour, the Berry Blue, was the inspiration to the footwear’s colourway. The XS850 model has been re-birthed in this collection from its original running shoe form into a contemporary fashion shoe with a modern aesthetic.
The PUMA X Solebox X Adventurer XS850 is available now from:
Hanon, Footpatrol, Oki-Ni and WellGosh