From Old Money – the PUMA Currency Pack
Rooted in sporting history, the PUMA Vlado Stenzel is synonymous with the shoe’s namesake; a true handball icon. Turning to the history books again, but this time inspired by currency rather than sport, the Vlado Stenzel gets two new colourways here. The duo includes a ‘French Franc’ and ‘Deutsche Mark’ pair, with colours and special detailing celebrating the currencies of decades gone by.
The first is the Vlado Stenzel 'Deutsche Mark', which references the currency used in Germany from 1948 through to 2002. The inviting colour palette boasts buttery blue suede uppers, with suede also used for the pale pink Formstrip and heel tab, too. As always, that classic golden lettering on the sidewalls displays both PUMA heritage and Vlado Stenzel identity, plus there’s extra special labelling on the tongue in a nod to the currency theme. To finish, there’s breezy perforations for breathability, and a grippy rubber outsole for lots of traction underneath.
The second rendering in the pack pays homage to the French Franc – a currency used before the Euro all the way up to 2002. The Vlado Stenzel 'French Franc' follows much of the same formula of the 'Deutsche Mark' pair, also including the currency-themed labelling at the tongue and soft suede uppers. Where things differ is with the colour palette; this one includes pale blue uppers and brown Formstrip with creamy accents. Again, golden lettering adds a premium feel via the lateral side, whilst breezy perforations and a grippy rubber sole rounds things off nicely.
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