The chunky footwear trend has been in full swing for the last few years. With many brands revisiting their traditional sneakers of the past, PUMA have retooled the look and added a futuristic take with the new Thunder Spectra.
The shoe draws inspiration from the brand’s catalogue of 90’s running silhouettes and their past collaborative work with Alexander McQueen. After launching ‘PUMA by Alexander McQueen’ in 2005, the partnership has birthed many models channelling the late designer’s attention to detail and flair for the dramatic.
Praised for his ability to blend contrasting creative influences, McQ continuously infused his own flamboyant style with PUMA’s performance innovations to create fashion-forward athletic shoes that could be seen as the beginning of the ‘normcore’ bulky footwear trend.
Fashioned with a TPU support system, the Thunder Spectra’s athletic function is complemented in the form of the premium nubuck and mesh uppers. Minimal branding is featured with the black leather form-stripe sitting within contrasting hits of red, blue, and yellow.
The PUMA Thunder Spectra will be available via the size?previews app and in selected size? stores on Friday 25th May, priced at £110.