ARTICLE BY Minh Vuong
Puma Suede MIJ Made In Japan
Puma Suede MIJ Made In Japan
Puma Suede MIJ Made In Japan

These Premium PUMA Suedes are Made In Japan
Release: 3 May 2021

The perennially relevant PUMA Suede may have entered its 50s, but it’s not showing any signs of slowing down. In fact, it seems to be having a Benjamin Button transformation, as the leaping cat brand have reverted the Suede design to an earlier configuration. Now, they’ve also commissioned a different production factory than usual to proudly bestow these Suedes with Made In Japan status.

It’s not the first time PUMA have manufactured arguably their most iconic sneaker in Japan. Its very closely related sibling, the Clyde, has been a premium MIJ option since the mid 2000s, and thus the Suede has emerged to Japanese standards a number of times in the years since.

This latest collection opts for simple – read classic – colourways: yellow/green, red/black, and grey/black, with the second colour referring to the contrast Formstripe on each edition. Trainerspotters will appreciate the subtle adjustments PUMA have made on these Suedes: lower profile uppers (aka shorter vamp), raw-cut tongue edges, and a thick gold-foil stamped PUMA logo above the lateral Formstripe, as opposed to the more common Leaping Cat ‘Suede’ type. This all sits on a crisp white rubber cupsole.

These three PUMA Suede Made In Japan colourways are available now directly from PUMA.,

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