UPDATE: Are you ready to slam the summer in a fresh new pair of Puma States? If you missed your pairs, you can find them right now at stockists including Feature LV
Quick history lesson: the Puma Suede ran the b-boy scene in the 80s, it was a shoe designed for the mean streets of American cities by the German brand. The pervasive pop culture of America meant that kids in the UK were lacing up the Suede, and they were so proud to be donning yankee footwear that the 'Suede' side branding was replaced with 'States'. 'Yeah, codger, I got me two pair of Puma States, innit?' Puma brought back the States steez earlier this year and now they're preparing the Summer Cooler pack, here we see Atlantis Green and Prism Violet releases. Gold foil branding, tonal suede all over, off-white sole and lining, these are exactly what cha want from a States/Suede. You'll be able to nab a pair at Size?, Offspring and End Clothing from August 30.
- Originally published August 20, 2014.