Though adidas’ Samba is sittin’ pretty atop the
adidas is enjoying one of the wildest turns of footwear fortune in the past few years, really, as its
The same folks craving
This isn’t unique to adidas, necessarily, as there’s been ample demand for, say
NOAH probably doesn’t care that its downtown New York flagship store is surrounded by hip young folks striding around in low-top shoes, though it’s devised its own take
This PUMA collab has been in the works long in advance, as most sneaker collaborations usually are, it’s just that timeless good looks never go out of style (and, yes, JJJJOUND also did
Dropping March 16 at
It’s a good time to be making these kinds of sleek old-school sneaks, for sure, and NOAH’s PUMAs only become additionally tempting once you realize that they’re made in Japan, as PUMA is one of the only big sportswear companies in the biz that still produces shoes there.
I supposed New Balance still taps Japanese manufacturers for that
There’s purpose behind NOAH’s new MIJ PUMAs that goes beyond the inherent quality and status of a Japanese-made shoe, too.
The MIJ PUMAs have a “slightly less chunky appearance,” NOAH says, “as it doesn’t have foam material placed between the upper & the lining.” The more you know!
This gives the sneaker “a more almond shape in the toe” that’s more streamlined than typical PUMA Clydes and hearkens back to the OG shoe, which debuted wayyyy back in 1971.