Jeff Staple took the world by storm with his infamous Pigeon Dunks, but he also managed a great collaboration with German lifestyle brand Puma and the iconic Puma Suede over three years ago. Now the duo returns with a brand new effort that may require a little more hustle to secure the full collection this time around. Not only will the iconic Pigeon aesthetic return to the Puma Suede in grey, black, and white, but the Puma Blaze of Glory Pigeon will be a brand new addition to the Fall 2016 lineup.
Jeff recalls a time when sneaker collecting was a bit simpler, saying, “I miss the days when sneaker culture was all about the hunt. You might need to ask a favor from a relative in London, or hit up a homie in Tokyo in order to get grails you really needed. Times have changed in the culture and the way people get their kicks.”
What’s exciting about this four pair collection outside of the unique color blocking on the Puma Suedes and the speckled style of the Puma Blaze of Glory Pigeon is that each colorway is region-specific. A “Star White” Puma Suede Pigeon will be available in both North and South America, the “Frost Grey” Puma Suede Pigeon will release in Europe and the Middle East, and the “Pure Black Puma Suede Pigeon will be available in Asia Pacific territories. Puma’s top accounts will be stocking the Blaze of Glory worldwide in limited quantities.
Staple’s own Reed Space in New York City will be the only retailer to stock all of the pairs on September 13th followed by a global release on September 17th. Check out more detailed shots below and stay tuned for more release announcements right here on Sneaker News.