Celebrating the Year of the Horse in the Chinese calendar, Puma presents its iconic Suede and Suede Mid sneakers inspired by the equine creature itself. The shoes are made with lush suede upper material and laced with color in rich sudan and chocolate brown tones. The collection’s adornment of traditional Chinese elements and symbols as well as having the Chinese symbol for horse embroidered on the tongue is tastefully done — they aren’t overtly festive — making them sneakers to definitely cop this season. While JUICE is of the opinion that cultural festivity-inspired packs tend to be a bit on the tacky side, this particular union of East and West looks legit enough to be in every kicksologist’s collection.
Retails at RM329 for the low cuts and RM399 for the mid cuts.
The 2014 Chinese New Year PUMA Year of the Horse Suede and Suede Mid are available at PUMA retail stores and select sneaker boutiques.