PUMA collaborates with Creative Director of R H U D E, Rhuigi Villaseñor
For his latest collaboration with PUMA, RHUDE founder and creative director Rhuigi Villaseñor has taken on an iconic silhouette in the Suede. The sneaker was initially previewed in a low-top variant, but now we have learned that the project also includes a mid-top version of the Suede.
Rhuigi’s PUMA Suede Low features premium material execution, as leather and suede come together across the upper. Around back, you’ll find a faux crocodile leather heel tap that further adds to the luxe composition. The formstrip on the side of the shoe appears in a green hue, perfectly complementing the light-colored base. The collab is signaled with a co-branded label on the tongue, as well as printed insoles. To complete the design, the Suedes come with fat laces, as Rhuigi himself originally pointed out in his Instagram post.
The mid-top Suede then arrives in a strikingly darker colorway, pairing a hairy suede upper with leather details and overlays. It too incorporates co-branded elements and comes with thick two-toned laces.
A complementary range of apparel is scheduled to release alongside Rhuigi’s two PUMA Suedes. The collection includes tracksuits, shorts, short-sleeve and long-sleeve T-shirts, and a top, all offered in a washed look with neutral colours.
The PUMA x Rhuigi capsule collection will be available from PUMA.com, PUMA Braamfontein, PUMA Sandton, PUMA V&A Waterfront and PUMA Gateway from 2 July 2021.