Monday, 24 February 2020

Check Out Uncle Vinny Rocking PUMA’s Future Rider Play On

PUMA dropped the Future RiderPlay On the past weekend. Ushering in the next wave of Future Rider releases the Future Rider Play On dips into the hefty PUMA archive for some 80’s color inspiration riffing off the model’s key reference point the original Fast Rider while giving it a healthy dosage of 2020 newness.

PUMA took a moment to ask locoal young creative, Uncle Vinny a few questions about the new PUMA Rider, how he combines them with his look, what motivates him and so much more.

1. How do you style the new PUMA Rider? What is your favourite combination when rocking the kicks?
I love rocking my Future Riders along with my casual and more formal outfits.

2. Why did you collaborate with PUMA?
I chose to collaborate with PUMA because it’s the right brand for me, one that I really love. I know they can help me build my brand to reach good heights.

3. What or who inspires you, and motivates you to keep rising?
Mostly my friends, Ys ,The Voice and the gang – Riky, Nasty C and Gunna. I’m motivated to keep rising because I just want to take my family out from the hood and give them the opportunity to live a good life.

4. Tell us about the journey from starting out on radio in Grade 9 to having your name on the line-up with big names such as Nasty C?
In grade 9 my goal was to be one of the youngest to do it, and I wanted to prove that I could. I followed my path and focussed on the dream, which landed me on the big stages with my big OGs.

5. You hosted Rodeo in December 2019 – any more big events on the cards?
Definitely! I am going to host another event for the kids and have more events coming. Keep your eyes on my social media - I’ll be announcing details soon.

6. Last year in November you made history as the youngest person to ever present an award at the South African Hip Hop Awards. What was that moment like?
It felt so magical. I wish I could repeat that moment because it was one of the best nights of my life.

7. What is your next step for you as a young creative?
I want to break more boundaries, travel and curate the best content for my fans.

8. What words of wisdom do you live by?
Anything is possible nothing can stop you.

9. There are a lot of young creatives out there – what is your advice to them?
Be unique.

10. You’re exposed to some hot street-style – what trends have you noticed in South Africa?
People are rocking a lot of tracksuits – being tracksuit mafias and having dope sneakers.

The FUTURE RIDER Play On is available at as well as PUMA stores and selected retailers.

Friday, 21 February 2020

First Look: adidas YEEZY Boost 350 V2 - 'Flax'

Boasting a Light Brown Primeknit construction with yellow accents, the model’s signature translucent stripe is also prominent along the lateral side.

Finally, a Light Grey Boost midsole encasing the Boost cushioning, and a gum rubber outsole tops off the style.

The adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 – ‘Flax’ drops this Saturday 22 February at selected retailers.

Thursday, 20 February 2020

Play On - PUMA’s Future and Style Rider get a Future Mashup

PUMA is giving the iconic, running-inspired FAST RIDER shoe a fresh look for 2020. Fronted by PUMA Ambassador YBN Cordae along with dancer and singer DaniLeigh and local young creative Uncle Vinny, the new FUTURE RIDER Play On and STYLE RIDER Play On fuse futuristic and retro designs through vibrant colour combos and nostalgic style nods.

The FUTURE RIDER Play On shows off a sleek white midsole and Formstrip with black suede overlays and drops in vibrant blue paired with red and neon green or juxtaposed with bold 80s colour splashes like neon green, pink, orange and violet. The shoes throw it back with a corrugated outsole, inspired by the original FAST RIDER’s Federbein conical studs, and a TPU heel stabilizer for added balance.

The STYLE RIDER Play On carries a bit more flash, featuring a nylon upper and suede overlays in bright and black. The shoe boasts a striking midsole in vibrant red and white and new shock-absorbing RIDERFOAM for high rebound, topped off with a retro-inspired corrugated outsole and white Formstrip.

“I love rocking my Future Riders along with my casual and more formal outfits,” says Uncle Vinny. “I want to break more boundaries and curate the best content for my fans – what better way to take my next steps than in these kicks.”

Available from 22 February, find the FUTURE RIDER Play On in Adult (R1 599), Junior (R1 299), Pre-School (R1 199) and Infant (R1 099) sizes at, PUMA stores, The Cross Trainer, Superbalist, sportscene, Side Step, OFFICE London and selected retailers. The STYLE RIDER Play On (R1 899) will be available from, PUMA stores, Shesha, Hipkicks and selected retailers. 

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

First Look: Nike Air Max 90 Tonal Pack - Black

Crafted from smooth leather, breathable mesh panels are added to encourage air flow around the foot to keep you cool and comfortable all day long.

Nike’s instantly recognisable Swoosh logo adorns the side but is partially covered by a heel overlay.

Fitted with the brand’s exclusive Air unit that cushions the foot in all the right places, the textured tread delivers optimised grip while the secure laces provide the perfect fit.

The Nike Air Max 90 Tonal Pack – Black drops on Saturday, 22 February at selected retailers.

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

First Look: Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG - 'Pine Green'

It comes dressed in Black, White, Pine Green, and Gym Red colour scheme. It features a Black and Green leather upper paired with Red contrasting accents on the tongue tags.

A White midsole atop a Green rubber outsole completes the design.

The Air Jordan 1 Retro High OG - 'Pine Green' drops 29 February at selected retailers.