Wednesday 25 November 2015

PUMA x Hanon Shop – The Final Drop of the Adventurer Pack Series

PUMA collaborated with Hanon Shop, the Scotland-based sneaker store, as the final chapter in the Adventurer Pack trilogy following drops with Sneakers ‘N’ Stuff and Solebox earlier this year.

The PUMA Adventurer Pack references a time in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, when resourceful European sneakerheads ventured to the United States to source rare, vintage or new footwear that was unavailable in their local markets. Selling these exclusive imports turned out to be a profound business model and in some cases laid the foundation for the opening of an actual store.

In the early ‘90s the two Toft brothers, founders of Hanon Shop, flew to California to visit relatives in Orange County, escaping a harsh winter in Aberdeen. That first trip is the inspiration for their PUMA X Hanon Adventurer Pack - the dark and cold of wintery Scotland clashing with the bright and sunny warmth of Southern California.

The XT2+ (R2999), inspired by Southern California, has a premium suede upper, subtle Hanon branding on the heel as well as a sock liner revealing the Toft brothers passions at the time – including music and travel.

The XS850 (R2999), inspired by Scotland, has smooth nubuck with bold suede overlays and a perforated vamp. There are subtle Hanon logos on the heel and the side and the classic Hanon print on the sock liner alongside matching laces.

The PUMA X Hanon Adventurer Pack can be found at PUMA SELECT stores in Cape Town, Bree Street and Johannesburg, Braamfontein.

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