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The secret to Sonic’s legendary swiftness might actually be his sneakers. At least, if you ask PUMA.

The German sportswear brand has supplied the blue hedgehog with a pair of red and white Speed 500 sneakers for the upcoming film. The sneakers made a brief appearance in press materials and in the movie’s official trailer, however the PUMA logo on Sonic’s kicks was easy to miss unless you were watching closely.

PUMA describes the shoe as featuring an engineered knitted upper and lightweight PROFOAM midsole. The colorway from the film looks to be the so-called “High Risk Red” colorway available now from Zalando. You can pick up a less speedy looking black and white pair from PUMA right now. There should also be another Sonic-centric drop of the Speed 500 in November, around the release of the film.

Not long ago in June 2018, PUMA and SEGA also teamed up on two pairs of RS-0 sneakers, featuring color schemes inspired by Sonic and Dr. Robotnik.

Stay posted for more information as it arrives.

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