Brand: PUMA x Michael Lau
Model: “Sample Suede”
Key Features: Sample-style leather makes up the suede upper, and is utilized on the heel, PUMA logo, the tongue, and the lacing system, giving the project a custom feel. The sides are stamped with “50 Sample Suede Not For You Only For Me” to highlight the exclusivity, while the back heels feature the Chinese characters for “left” and “right.”
Release Date: January 20
Price: $1,790 HKD (approximately $230 USD)
Buy: PUMA flagship stores and select retailers.
Editor’s Notes: Michael Lau is back with his second Sample Suede that was created as part of the Suede 50 celebration and continues with the same prototype concept as the first sneaker, which you can see here.
Along with all the details outlined above that make the sneaker look and feel custom and one of a kind, PUMA and Lau have created seven figures in different shades of grey that will come with each pair bought in Hong Kong, Singapore and China.
The figure is called Worth Cat and, when looking at its profile, sneakerheads will see the PUMA hands and tail.
Flip through the pictures above and keep your eyes peeled for the release on January 20, as PUMA and Michael Lau kick off the Puma Suede’s 50th-anniversary celebrations.
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