A few weeks ago, PUMA dropped its second collection for the RE:GEN range. This week, PUMA has partnered with California skateboard brand Santa Cruz for a vibrant collection. The PUMA X Santa Cruz collection brings a graphics-rich range to skate fans around the world.
Featured in the collection is a mix of sneakers, apparel and accessories. The collection is inspired by classic PUMA styles from its archives and fused with skate aesthetics.
Santa Cruz has been a leader in skateboard innovation for four decades and counting. It’s known for its laid-back attitude and bright graphics inspired by pop art styles. It is quintessentially Californian and known as a lifestyle brand known for more than just skateboards, with a collection of apparel and accessories to boot.
The entire PUMA X Santa Cruz collection has been inspired by the fantasy creatures of Santa Cruz. These have been reimagined in bright colours to make a statement. Jim Phillip’s Screaming Hand is one of the most iconic graphical elements from the brand and is featured heavily in the collection.
For the PUMA X Santa Cruz collection, the duo has dropped two unique sneakers. This includes the classic PUMA Suede as well as the PUMA Mayze for women.
The PUMA Suede is featured in a black, suede upper in with a lime green Formstrip, a stand-out piece. It also includes the Santa Cruz “Shark Dot” graphic on the side. The sneaker retails for R1,999.
The second sneaker, the PUMA Mayze, features a bold look thanks to its stacked platform midsole. It’s available in two mono colourways, black and lime green. Each of these includes the Santa Cruz Dot reflection graphic, which is printed on the upper and midsole.
In addition to the sneakers is a collection of apparel and accessories. The apparel includes unisex Tees, Coat, Hoodie, AOP LS Tee, Twill Pants and Sweatpants. There’s also a women’s collection featuring the Coach Jacket, Cropped Hoodie, Cargo Pants and AOP Crop Top.
Lastly, the accessories include a Backpack and Fisherman Beanie to complete the look.
The PUMA X Santa Cruz collection is available from this weekend. It’s available online at PUMA.com, as well as in stores across the country.
In-store retailers include: PUMA Sandton, Archive, X-Trend, Shelflife, Shesha, Superbalist, WE ARE EGG and various other stores.