Hong Kong’s Michael Lau, a vinyl toy designer, teamed up with Puma to create a new suede design in anticipation of the 50th anniversary of the brand. The shoe pays homage to sample sneakers, much like the trends of the past year, and seems almost unfinished yet remains trendy and clean.
The shoe features details that cause fans to believe that the shoe is a work-in-progress including utilizing fabric samples and edges that don’t seem quite finished. The shoe also features the text “50 Sample Suede Not For You Only For Me” on the heel.
The shoe will release on January 20 online and at select retailers.