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Model: Suede 50

Key Features: The classic suede upper has been treated with a new black and green colorway atop a white rubber sole, with a padded collar for cushioning and perforations dotted throughout for breathability. XLARGE’s gorilla motif appears on the tongue, with the added option of PUMA and XLARGE gold-branded laces.

Release Date: June 28

Price: €110 (approximately $127)

Buy: PUMA online and select retailers

Editor’s Notes: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the PUMA Suede. The classic kicks have long been aligned with hip-hop culture, notably credited as the shoe of choice for New York’s B-boys. To celebrate the anniversary, the sportswear brand has tapped California label XLARGE for a ’90s-inspired makeover.

The water-repellent suede upper in coal black is neatly accented by a kelly green Formstrip, both of which contrast with the white midsole, making for a simple yet striking shoe. Throw in classic gold foil PUMA branding on the lateral and you’ve got a sneaker that’ll stand out anywhere.

For those looking to cop, PUMA and XLARGE are also offering three lace sets and additional lace tips to keep your footwear flex strong, including a dual-branded set with gold PUMA and XLARGE wordmarks throughout. The Suede 50s will be available at PUMA online on June 28.

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Words by Candice Nembhard
Staff Writer

A Berlin-based gal from Brum.

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