There's precious little else that we can write about the PUMA Suede other than that it's one of the best sustained reissue projects in a while.
The fine efforts of team UNFTD might avert some eyes back to the Clyde, but in terms of fit and feel we think the Suede takes it. Now some folk may have gotten over that dismay at the excess of gold foiled letters, we can look back at what PUMA have put out over the last 18 months or so and note just how high the hit rate's been. You can dress up the 1968 classic all you like, but in dual colours and no modified materials, who can test this design?
From performance origins to being wielded by Tommie Smith as an iconic political statement early on to hip-hop disciples, acid jazz types and skate rats, it's kind of a Forrest Gump of shoes that's always been in the right place at the right time. Few shoes don't require their cultural credentials embellished, but the Suede is one of them. Anyone claiming that there's a brand over reliance on this model is missing the point — this design classic hasn't been bettered. When it starts being reworked in clown makeups or made to look like Godzilla, we see your point, but if it drops in more clean colourways like these teal and purples or a slightly off-pink that are geared towards the hotter months (it might be wise to break out the suede protector), we'll keep celebrating the shoe's repeat visits. These arrive in-store tomorrow.