PUMA Red Star

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The PUMA Red Star returns, and for the first time ever since it’s birth back in the ’80s.

Marking their third drop so far, the PUMA Shadow Society is given a gift of gold, literally some of Dassler’s most prized, star silhouettes: the PUMA Red Star and the PUMA Blue Star. Reworking them isn’t even an option, as the Shadow Society crew set out to perfectly recreate these holy grail models just as they were back in the day.

Take one look at the OG Red Star and we think you’ll agree that they’ve got it down to the tee; simple suede upper, two tone colorway mimed by its model name, T-shaped toe overlay to provide added support, and a delicious gum rubber outsole made especially for indoor use.

Though if you look even closer you’ll notice that the stitching on the OG tongue has been replaced by a pattern of rivets, and the stamped PUMA type font logo is slightly larger and more prominent. And further, beside the typical gold lettering along the side they’ve added in the so-called “vintage Dassler logo” featuring a leaping PUMA cat, stretching itself out majestically through the center of a large letter ‘D’. From what we understand this jumping cat stamp is not very common on a Red Star and even less so on its sibling silhouette, the Blue Star, so it’s a special statement being made quite subtly to let those loose on a pair.

Whether or not these PUMA Red Star’s belong to the Shadow Society’s second pack is a bit of a confusion point. There were promotional photos shot by PUMA that include all six shoes, however it does not seem that they opted to officially include these in a single release together. For that reason we consider them to be part of the Shadow Society’s third pack, despite the fact that they weren’t given this name. Consider this an organizational method on our part, as we are, after all, sneaker historians, and thus we can’t help but categorize and archive these lovable trainers.

written by Dylan Cromwell

photography by errol

special thanks to Lucy

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