The PUMA R698 ‘SAHARA’ & XS850 ‘INNER CITY’ WILDERNESS PACK double set shows yet again just how skilled the SIZE? sneakersmiths are. Instead of releasing one bangin’ alliance every year, our friends prove time and time again that they’re still the kings of the co-lab – and these are no exception to the rule. As the first half of a quadruple attack, we’re excited to see what happens with the second drop later on.
The theme this time is all about terrain and exploring different environments. From desert sands through to the inner city, there are clever design details and references throughout the collection. The R698 SAHARA takes the golden setting of one of the most inhospitable environments in the world and applies the stylings to a deluxe suede and leather runner. Whilst the main part of the upper keeps true to the windswept and barren landscape of the desert, glimpses of life are represented with cactus green tabs and the blue of the crystal clear skies (also intended to represent a mirage).
The XS850 INNER CITY goes to a completely different end of the spectrum and douses itself in a gritty urban grey palette. Dusky dark tones are punctuated with reflective 3M mesh and bright yellow linings and lace tabs, designed to imitate street lights and car headlamps. Aesthetics aside, the reissuing of these gems from the Trinomic range of the ’90s is more than enough to have us clambering to the checkout.
The PUMA R698 ‘SAHARA’ & XS850 ‘INNER CITY’ WILDERNESS PACK is the first part of a quad-pack and will be available from SIZE? this SATURDAY 21.6.14, and then with select global retailers from 21.7.14 and will be available on the RELEASE PAGE via the link-through below.
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