PUMA Yellow Star
- MODEL: PUMA YELLOW STAR
With all the yellow-hued shoes PUMA has released over the years there have been many star silhouettes to shine on fans’ feet, but only one true Yellow Star model.
As disappointing as it may be, we’ll admit we’ve got nothing on these Yellow Stars other than some high quality pictures and a few loving words. No release date, no production country, no factory code, no article number, and certainly no story behind their naming or intended usage.
Alright, well that’s only half-right. Obviously they were coined the Yellow Star due to their hue, and of course they belong to the same constellation of kicks as the Red Star, Blue Star, Black Star, White Star, and Green star, but other than that we’ve coming up empty-handed. And so has everyone else it seems, as a simple web search will prove relatively useless on this pair.
What’s that tell you? For one, they’re certainly an age old vintage pair and we can identify this offline just by examining their material and make. And for two, they’re rarer than rare, hardly photographed or stored, and certainly not discussed frequently by both modern-day and age-old collectors or connoisseurs.
However, research isn’t the only way to talk about a pair of trainers. For example, context is only half the story, and a variety of key notes can be made from the detailing alone. I find both the upper – with its bizarre diagonal stitching near the heel – and the outsole – which I’ve seen no other like it, including the multiple types of texturing along its edges, and funky-looking traction pattern on its bottom – to be quite peculiar.
Even funnier, despite the family name, these aren’t the same as the Blue Star or Red Star silhouettes at all. And while there seem to be a lot of other PUMA releases that share a similar toe nothing else quite looks the same.
Never to have been retro’d (unlike the Blue Star and Red Star from the Shadow Society pack in 2012) the shoes can only be grabbed from the past, so good luck if you’re after a pair yourself.
And as for this particular pair, with no box, no background, and nobody to claim ‘em it appears as they’re another fantastic feature for our archives! So thanks to those PUMA designers from the past, for it’s shoes like these that really wet our appetite over here at eatmoreshoes!
written by Dylan Cromwell
photography by errol