Retailer Limited Edt - the toast of Singapore sneakerheads - aligns with German athletic marque PUMA for a special edition Blaze of Glory "SG50." Just in time for the Southeast Asian country's 50th year of independence, the sneaker references the Merlion, Singapore's fabled national symbol. Silver-grey pony hair on the shoe's toe box mimics the texture of a lion's mane, while characteristics of a mermaid are represented via 3M reflective fish scale material and a translucent rubber outsole hearkening to the mythical creature's watery habitat. A nod to the Singapore flag is also included through red and white shoe laces and heel tabs.
Dropping in a limited run of 215 pieces - each complete with a collectible presentation box - the Blaze of Glory "SG50" is set to release August 28 from retailers including Overkill, Solebox and Firmament for a price of $179.