Brand To Reissue 1980s Tennis Shoe
Puma has given a tease of yet another 1980s trainer reboot. The brand’s Court Star model is set to follow the States style, which was reissued earlier this year, back into the market after more than thirty years.
New for 2014, the all white leather shoe, worn by former world number one Boris Becker, is to return as a chunkier version of the Puma Match.
It features soft leather uppers, gold foil branding and lace tips, and a pre-coloured vintage sole.
Puma’s perforated Formstripe has also been included, a signature used on the firm’s tennis shoes since the 1950s.
Despite building itself on a sports silhouette, bosses have been keen to point out the updated version is designed “not to play in, but to live in”.
The Court Star will be directly competing with another relaunched tennis model, the adidas Stan Smith, at the same price point.
Early images show the shoe on top of a white and gold racquet with the words ‘a touch of class’ inscribed on the outer head.
However, no word of any commemorative sports equipment has been given by the brand.