- MODEL: PUMA OSLO
- MADE IN: VIETNAM
- MADE ON: 11/12
- ART.NO: 354657 01
- FACTORY: FTWPC / FVNPC
While it may be the Year of the Snake for China, it’s seemed more like the Year of the Classics for PUMA, who are busy pushing out various retros and re-releases including these new Oslos.
Calling them ‘new’ is actually incorrect, as the PUMA pride shows through grandly in their efforts to really retain that true OG feel in these retros. Well, not the ‘richtig’ retros (as PUMA will state date back to even the 1950s) but the most infamous ones at least: those memorable ’80s versions.
The construction itself is as expected, featuring that funky, chunky, tooled sole unit, and the so-called ‘T-toe’ suede overlay, both arguably the iconic stables of the silhouette. And of course, how could PUMA miss out on the gold stamp branding across the outer side walls.
What I personally love though, is the inclusion of the production year and article number stamped onto the inner lining within the ankle collar. This is such a classy move in the subtlest of ways that possibly only the truest of trainer fanatics will appreciate with appropriate passion. Who needs a tag? Stick it square on the skin!
With both a green and a dark blue formstripe colorway, each pack is released with a variety of non-foot-related goodies, including shirts, sweaters, hoodies, caps, and bags. All look to be done up in immaculate material choices and a clean, calm design aesthetic. Just like the good old Oslo.
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol