Recent years have seen a huge resurgence in retro running silhouettes and one brand that has been capitalizing on the revival is PUMA. Celebrating the brands heritage in innovation, PUMA have re-issued a spate of popular runners, introduced notable updates and worked on a series of big name collaborations, which has seen interest in the brands footwear options seriously reignnited.
At the forefront of this revival has been PUMA’s iconic Trinomic technology. Originally introduced during the visual technology boom in the 1990’s , the design progressed from PUMA’s natural running collection of the late 80’s. The technology uses clear rubber hexagonal cells that resemble that of a honeycomb. These cells collapse and expand as pressure is applied, providing cushioning, flexibility and stability for the wearer. The Trinomic technology is still as relevant today as it was when first released and for this reason PUMA have become one of the go to brands in the performance footwear field.
This year, dubbed ‘the year of the re-issue’, has seen a bevy of Trinomic silhouettes re-worked for the modern day. As the Trinomic family continues to grow, we pick out three key styles available now at Urban Industry:
The vintage 90’s runner undergoes its latest re-work, constructed out of suede, nubuck and mesh mix on the upper. The shoe arrives in a cool grey/blue colour way with contrasting white midsole and gum on the outsole. Additional features include a rubber Trinomic lace charm and paint slapper effect on the heel. The shoe is highly wearable, no offensive pop of colour, just a clean, sleek silhouette. And of course with the Trinomic sole unit, comfort is guaranteed.
The popular XT2 returns in a brand new colour treatment with this aquatic inspired release for Autumn 2014. Aptly named ‘Pool Green’, the predominantly black and grey upper features turquoise pops on the Formstripe and tongue label. The shoe is made from a combination of leather and mesh, with a studded plastic heel guard. Slightly more daring than the XT2 release but still pretty subtle, the colours compliment each other well and are reminiscent of the OG colour ways released around the shoes introduction back in the early 90’s. The attention to detail is second-to-none and the use of synthetic materials gives a futuristic tech vibe to the shoe.
The boldest of the three silhouettes and admittedly the hardest to pull off, the Disc N. Calm is representative of PUMA’s prowess when it comes to tech and innovation. Featuring the iconic lace less disc fastening system, the shoe arrives in a toned down black upper and speckled midsole. Nubuck and neoprene grace the upper with the bootie construction on the insole for stability, along with premium nubuck on the cage overlays.