Global sports brand PUMA is keeping the momentum strong with their RS chronicles – with the launch of the RS-X Trophies, this latest iteration of the RS-X sneaker celebrates the extreme reinvention of fame in the era of social media and reality television.
As worn by South African rapper, songwriter and record producer Nasty C whoscooped major awards including Best New Artist at the Metro FM MusicAwards, making him the perfect fit for the RS-X Trophies.
Built with RS technology on the midsole, the bulky silhouette with mesh andtextile upper is stylishly decked with leather overlays.
Team Gold colourway are embossed with a textile heel piece and moulded sock liner with specific RS branding. Completing the look with tonal laces, the sneakers are placed atop rubber outsole with a lightweight midsole.
The sneakers of the season come in two additional colourways – PUMA White-Bronze and Steel-Grey Dark Shadow. Back in the ‘80s, the RS was an innovative and high-quality cushioning technology. PUMA has revived and reinvented this design from the ground up.
The new RS-X range is all-things extreme, exaggerated and remixed. Embracing the future and honouring the past, the OG-inspired silhouette celebrates extreme reinvention with its bulky design, material mixes, and bold colour palette.
RELATED: PUMA SATIN MUSE II
The RS-X Trophies drops on 1 February 2019 for R1 999 at PUMA stores, sportscene, X-Trend, Side Step, Superbalist, Jack Lemkus and selected retailers.
PUMA Women X Moonchild Collabo
South African songstress Moonchild Sanelly wears the NOVA for the local campaign
The streets have been craving for the next wave and PUMA came through just in time for the change in seasons. PUMA Women introduces an all-new sneaker dubbed the NOVA for their #DOYOU campaign. They ropped in women from across the world that were bold and unapologetic true to their signature style. Fusing classic ‘90s running design with fashion-forward detailing, it’s the go-to sneaker for badass women who embrace bold choices.
RELATED: Nasty C Rocks In PUMA RS-X Trophies
Our very own Gqom queen Moonchild Sanelly, adds some much needed local flavour to the brand. Now more than ever, she’ll be hard to miss with her new NOVA kicks coupled with her coulourful blue hair. She broke through the South African music industry rocking her unique ‘future ghetto punk’ sound, making her the perfect #DOYOU fit for NOVA. Kicking off the range is the NOVA 90s Bloc that fuses classic ‘90s running design with loud, fashion-forward pops of colour. It’s chunky sculpted tooling with a slim upper paired with mesh & suede overlays appear in creative material channel 90s vibes.
RELATED: Nomzamo Adds Her Gloss to PUMA
Available in PUMA Black and PUMA White – Pale Pink colourways, NOVA 90’s Bloc drops at PUMA, The Cross Trainer, Superbalist, Side Step, Jack Lemkus, Sportscene, The Office and selected retailers on 1 March 2019, for R1 499.
adidas Originals Introduces the Nite Jogger Sneaker
Originals introduces the reflective Nite Jogger silhouette, a progressive design incorporating classic archival cues with modern lines.
Taking inspiration from the brand’s first foray into hi-vis technology, Nite Jogger’s contemporary design delivers an advanced interpretation of a past style retooled and restyled for today’s nighttime creator.
Designed to stand out, Nite Jogger harnesses the functional reflective technology of its past iteration to illuminate its wearer after dark and become a new beacon for street style.
RELATED: GET TO KNOW THE YEEZY 500
Enhancing its night time glow, the revolutionary new silhouette is powered by deliberately placed hi-vis technology. Reflective hits feature throughout the lacing, 3-stripes, heel patch, and highlight overlays, bringing together purpose-built technology and cutting edge design for creators who know it’s never too late to pursue their vision.
The upper is made up of lightweight nylon ripstop, soft mesh knit, and suede overlays. Elevated for comfort and engineered for nighttime exploration, the shoe sits atop a full-length BOOST sole.
RELATED: INTRODUCING ADIDAS ‘NEVER MADE’
Re-imagining the original Nite Jogger colorway, the updated release is punctuated by contrasting hits of orange set against an all-black upper.
Meanwhile the signature heel overlay acts as a visual nod to the archive model, continuing a theme of looking to the past in order to innovate for the future. A shoe designed for the relentless pursuit of creativity, unbound by the constraints of daylight, the Nite Jogger sneaker is capped off by the message “the speed of nite” written in morse code on its outsole.
Khanya Mkangisa and Nick Soul To Dish Showbiz Tips At Looming PUMA Shindig
For their final Select X Stories of the year, PUMA will host a Q&A couch session with Nicholas Nkuna AKA “Nick Soul” and Khanya Mkangisa from 11 am on Saturday 17th November at the SELECT Courtyard in Braamfontein.
This event is titled “The Actors”, and the conversation topic will cover the showbiz and acting industry.
Hailing from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, Nick Soul was catapulted onto the world stage when he was cast as ‘Simba’ in The Lion King in 2012 and he’s also known for his role in SABC1’s TV series Skeem Saam. Actress and television presenter Khanya Mkangisa made her debut at the age of 14 as a youth show presenter on YOTV and has been on the rise ever since.
The Select X Stories is a series of knowledge-sharing events celebrating street culture, art, media and music, as hosted by local creative legend Mpumelelo ‘Frypan’ Mfula. Engage with industry leaders, game-changing artists and disruptive trailblazers in an intimate Q&A couch session – past speakers include Thithi Nteta, Nomzamo Mbatha, Fumani Mthembi, Amaru da Costa and Theresho Selesho.