Running shoes, or runners, are currently style staples that have made a massive resurgence in the last couple of years. No longer reserved just for Seinfeld characters or creepy characters in David Fincher movies, now everyone is getting in on the runner action for their casual looks.
Puma is going to be releasing a pack of three runners, inspired by the Japanese celebration of the Autumn moon, called the Tsukimi (translates to “moon-viewing”) pack. The three silhouettes have taken cues from three styles of runners that are currently popular across all brands; the thin single layer low-top, the technical low-top featuring multiple panels in its design, and the futuristic, collared semi-mid.
The Tsugi Blaze (R2,499) is the more technical model, that looks a bit more like a traditional running shoe and features a lot of separate and contrasting panels across the upper and a more traditional lacing system.
The Tsugi Shinsei (R2,699), however, is a more modern sneaker that has a far more minimalist design and incorporates both a thin upper as well as a streamlined lacing mechanism, both trendy features that are popular in more fashion-forward sneakers.
The last model is the Mostro Sirsa (R2,299), and Puma aficionados will recognise the name and Velcro strap design from some previous lifestyle shoes, but now it’s been morphed into sneaker-turned running shoe that has a more sock-like design and an extended collar that goes higher up in the heel than the others, and with a one-piece tongue that also extends far up in the front.
All three models will go with pretty much everything since they have the same neutral colour layout: light grey upper with a crisp white sole, while the Blaze also has some orange accents across the heel.
If you haven’t picked up a pair of modern runners yet and you feel like stepping up your sneaker game this season, this intriguingly themed pack from Puma is worth considering.