The Puma Suede shoe launched in 1968 is celebating its 50th anniversary this year and to celebrate the occasion Puma Golf is launching its Throwback Collection, headlined by the Suede G, featuring the same iconic style of a classic Suede shoe with modern performance technologies for the golf course.
Building off of the retro design of the Suede G, Puma’s Throwback Collection for men and women, will include accessories and apparel that pay homage to yesteryear including a polo, corduroy bottoms, P Cap and a T7 Jacket.
“The Suede has been a street legend since day one. It’s clean, classic, comfortable, and now we’re excited to bring the same iconic look to the golf course,” said Grant Knudson, head of footwear and accessories for Puma Golf.
“The Suede G will celebrate the retro design of the original version, but incorporate traction and function that’s vital to a spikeless golf shoe. We’re excited to join Puma in this milestone celebration and provide golfers with the same epic style that revolutionized the sneaker world 50 years ago,” said Knudson.
Mimicking the classic style of Puma’s original Suedes, the Suede G shoe is constructed with a premium, waterproof, low-nap suede upper and microfiber leather formstripe, with a gold foil stamped Puma #1 logo on the quarter and CAT logo on the heel.
The shoes were redesigned with an array of on-course performance benefits, including the hidden traction outsole that provides the appearance of a fashion-forward sneaker off the course, while offering recessed spikeless traction for grip and stability on any surface on the course.
The G features a sleek shaped last for a stylish toe-down look and added comfort. The soft PU insole provides added support for long-lasting comfort. The golf version, which will come in a special edition Suede 50th Anniversary shoe box, is available now in Quiet Shade and Black for men, and a Quarry and Majesty (purple) colourway for women.
The Throwback Collection of apparel and accessories is a nod to Puma’s heritage and style, taking inspiration from the original PUMA Dassler logo to create distinctive, throwback style and graphic patterns.
“The Throwback Collection is unlike anything you’ve ever seen in golf. It merges classic Puma style, taking inspiration from its throwback looks and original Dassler logo, with modern, game-changing performance fabrics that can seamlessly take you from the golf course to the office,” said Kristin Hinze, global head of golf apparel for Puma Golf.
“In honour of the 50th Anniversary of the Suede and the introduction of the iconic shoe to golf, we have built a timeless collection of apparel and accessories that beautifully and classically represents Puma’s rich heritage as the world’s leading sports and lifestyle brand,” said Hinze
The full Throwback Collection includes the classic PUMA T7 track jacket that first debuted in 1958. It’s available in two colourways showcasing its iconic stripes. It has been reinvigorated for golf performance, with a cotton and polyester blend, moisture-wicking fabric that will allow for freedom of movement, style and comfort through the swing.
The Evoknit Dassler Polo for men utilizes Puma’s seamless EVOKNIT fabric and construction to deliver comfort, style and performance. The PWRCOOL Dassler Polo features a light, moisture-wicking fabric, in three neutral color choices for style on and off the course.
The corduroy 6 Pocket Pants for men are anything but traditional cords. They are engineered with a cotton, spandex blend with two-way stretch fabric, so they move with you through the swing. This version is Puma’s modern take on classic style with subtle high-end finishes, including elements of faux leather on the back and a stretch waist band.
Topping off the collection is a Throwback P 110 Snapback Cap that comes in five colourways – Black, Peacoat, Grey, Red and a special Red/White/Blue colour that Rickie Fowler will debut at this weeks U.S. Open. This cap mimics the popular P Cap that launched earlier this year, but includes a lower-profile Suede P branding with a heathered fabric.
The Women’s Collection also features a T7 Track Jacket in pink and peacoat, along with a Dassler Jacquard Sleeveless Polo with a subtle camo-pattern and moisture-wicking, stretch fabric to keep you dry, cool and stylish throughout the round.