Puma is bringing some old-school flair for the weekend by releasing the the Fast Track Perf Pack collection, which features the R698 and The States, two of the best selling sneaker silhouettes in Puma’s history.
The States will retail for R1,799 and the R698 will retail for R1,999.
These sneakers were originally designed as performance sneakers in the 80s (The States) and the 90s (the R698) – they quickly shifted from the track and court to the streets.
The States debuted as Suede and quickly rose to fame with the 80s dawn of b-boys and hip-hop beats which took over New York City. Often spotted in a much sought-after blue and white combo, the classic Suede was re-christened ‘The States’ after its birthplace.
As for the R698, they were born into a grand tradition of 90s Puma performance footwear, featuring Trinomic technology in the sole which changed the scene with its use of a hexagonal system.
Perf Pack R698 and The States land in three colourways: black and light grey highlighting the third colour, a deep and intense electric blue. Puma utilises rich materials across both styles with a soft and smooth nubuck and a perforation texture across both silhouettes.