From the ground up

PUMA has teamed up with Sneaker Freaker Magazine to produce the most anticipated release of 2008, codenamed ‘Jirozame’. After months of digging deep into PUMA’s archives, the Sneaker Freaker crew found their shoe, a long gone PUMA runner which had been in hiding for quite some time. Based on a familiar silhouette, the Blaze of Glory shares the same sole, neoprene bootie and hexagonal Trinomic cell unit as the iconic PUMA Disc Blaze.

With its elegant and proud stance, the Blaze of Glory looks righteous from any angle. As Woody says, “the goal was to create a truly distinctive sneaker while honoring a concept with an understated and subtle execution.” The hard fought and poetic balance was achieved after countless rounds of design and sampling that has produced a product with no comparison in the market today.
Highlights include satin lining, silver performance mesh, uppers of nubuck, silky braided laces, anodised sneaker jewellery and the legendary Trinomic cell unit ‘river of blood’ embedded into the sole. There’s also a choice of beautifully designed insoles and multiple laces to complement the highly desirable sneaker.
The first colorway was a hit, and this one will also fly off the shelves. Look out for an in-depth look at this new black colorway here soon.
Hanon will be releasing the new colorway in the next couple of weeks.
More images after the jump.

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