Being recognized by a single word name is usually a luxury afforded to certain mega-star recording artists and Brazilian footballers. If someone outside of these specific professions has achieved one name status, it’s safe to say that they have achieved legendary status in their chosen field. In the sneaker world, if you are talking about the subject of Puma’s latest collaborative effort, all you need to say is “Bobbito.”
Bobbito Garcia has been collecting, categorizing, studying, and just plain obsessing over sneakers for a very long time. His seminal book “Where’d You Get Those,” is an essential document on early sneaker culture. For all that influence, back when he started, an encyclopedic knowledge of sneakers was more likely to be met in the general public with responses like “how many shoes can one person wear,” or “why would anyone pay that much money for a sneaker” than a fawning interview and an editorial spread showing off your collection.
With the Puma Suede celebrating its golden anniversary this year, linking up with the seminal sneaker historian was a no-brainer decision. Two OG colorways of the iconic shoe are augmented with distinctively styled and discerningly applied co-branding elements, a Bobbito signature gold stamped at the heel, and the phrase “where’d you get those” embroidered at the insole.
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