Relaunched Trainers Receive Pastel Update
Puma has given its classic States trainers a makeover, less than six months after the sports brand reissued the style.
The low-top model will be available in two new green and violet pastel colour ways at the end of the month, alongside other “subtle, modernised differences”.
According to the brand the updated designs, made with a suede upper and contrast white rubber sole, deliver an overall more minimalist look.
Gold foil branding has also been used to give “a more premium execution to the shoe whilst maintaining nostalgia and sneaker heritage”.
Originally called the Puma Suede, the trainers became popular as part of the hip-hop scene of 1980s New York. Later adopted by fans in the UK, the model was renamed the Puma States after its US birthplace.
The silhouette made a return in March as part of an exclusive deal with UK retailer Size?. This coincided with a limited edition book release, which documented the States’ influence on culture over the last 35 years.
It marked the first of two relaunches for the German firm, with the re-issue of the Court Star tennis shoe following in June.