As far as manga-inspired sneaker colabs go, the One Piece x PUMA launch has been pretty low-key. It certainly hasn’t caused quite the hubbub that the Dragon Ball Z x adidas link-up did, but it’s worked in the Big Cat’s favour: we haven’t felt the fatigue brought on by unrelenting releases.
The previous two drops, the CELL Venom and CELL Endura, have trickled out over a period of months, and now the LQD CELL is poised for release. Taking cues from the good vs. evil theme around which the cartoon is centred, the LQD CELL sports an all-white upper nodding to the ‘good’, while a blood-red LQD CELL unit brings the sinister vibes in the back.
These are out now via PUMA Japan, so keep a look out.