PUMA and Diamond Supply Co. release their first-ever collaboration, the PUMA x Diamond Supply “Classic Suede”, inspired by 90s skate culture. Making its debut in 1968, the Suede was made famous by athletic greats – 60s trackstar Tommie Smith and 70s basketball legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. In the 80s the sneaker took over New York City blocks with the dawn of b-boys and hip hop beats. Later it found its way into punk rock mosh pits and then on to skaters pulling tricks on a half-pipe.
The trifecta pack looks sleek and clean in tone-on-tone colouring, but PUMA and Diamond Supply have updated the iconic sneaker with features and durable materials required for a skateboarding – the standard tongue is tweaked with elastic straps on the side, the collar lining is reinforced with a tough mesh material and there is more padding in the lining. There is also a molded removable sockliner.