Puma is the product of a sibling-rivalry moment between brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler, who in 1948 resolved an argument by splitting their Bavaria-based shoe factory into two new companies: Puma, founded by Rudolf, and Adidas, established by Adolf. In addition to creating iconic suede basketball shoes, Puma has outfitted elite athletes such as soccer legend Pelé and was the first footwear company to use vulcanized rubber and foam-free midsoles. These days the globally recognized lifestyle megabrand produces sneakers and stylish sweats for men, women, and children as well as underwear, accessories, sports league uniforms, golf gear, chic outerwear, and watches. Puma Black Label is the brand’s collection of luxury lifestyle clothing and shoes created by couture designers such as Alexander McQueen, Mihara Yasuhiro, and Puma creative director Hussein Chalayan. From McQueen’s Velcro high-tops to Chalayan’s outer space-inspired gear, each Black Label piece reinvents classic styles with high-tech fabrics, sleek silhouettes, modern shapes, and — of course — Puma’s signature leaping cat logo.
Sure, leather and suede are great, but when the summer’s in full swing, there’s nothing quite like a pair of classic canvas kicks. Which is exactly why we’ve pulled together this selection of seasonally appropriate sneakers in an array of styles. Go ahead, take your pick.
It’s hard to improve on a sneaker classic, but Puma Black Label pulls it off thanks to a roster of top-notch guest designers. Japan’s Mihara Yasuhiro puts a kinetic Tokyo twist on leather low-tops, Alexander McQueen’s take on high-tops boasts his exuberant color palette and exquisite sense of design.
No guy should be without a great pair of boots (or three) in his footwear collection. Luckily, we’ve got you — and your ankles — covered with this expansive sale. From dressed-up chukkas to sturdy workhorses, there’s something for every style. Stock up, lace up, and get moving.
Buttery full-grain leather is great and all, but nothing beats suede's easygoing appeal when the warm weather rolls in. And what do you know? We've got a whole slew of seasonally appropriate options right here in this sale. Lucky you. Now get moving and snatch up that perfect pair before someone else does.