This new colorway flips the original Blaze of Glory from silvery grey to inky black nubuck, with a slash of vivid color that sets it off in all the right places. Highlights include turquoise sateen, silky braided laces, blood-red chunks and poppin’ pink bits, all hooked up with the legendary smoke-tinted Trinomic cell unit in the sole of the shoe.
The icing on the cake is this remarkable model shown here, one of 50 pairs made exclusively for Sneaker Freaker from genuine shark skin. Wild, weather beaten and cured especially for this project, the leather has an unpredictable grainy texture that means no pair can ever be truly alike. The aquatic rawhide has to be felt to be believed... slightly abrasive, smooth at the same time, and blacker than the ace of spades at midnight.
Those 50 pairs will be mostly given away to friends and family, however there will be a competition revealed on sneakerfreaker.com in the coming days, so keep your eyes peeled and your laces loose, and maybe, just maybe, you’ll tame one of these Black Beasts for yourelf.
The nubuck edition of the Black Beast will be launched June 28, for a list of retailers click here.
Thanks again to everyone at Puma who helped bring this project to life...
Enjoy this photographic expedition as we reveal the shark in all its blaze of glory...
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