The Puma TSUGI Jun TD is designed for men’s feet, but women are more than welcome to cop a pair with its expansive size range starting with a boy’s range of 3.5 to 6 which then transitions to 7 up to 13. These low tops also employ a radical sense of snugging via its unorthodox lace-up system which is positioned at the side of the tongue.
Not much can be deciphered with the blue tinge of the Puma TSUGI Jun TD because some might mistake it for a pigment close to teal of some sort. Puma declares the official color of the low top sneaker as blue which sits on top of a silver-drenched midsole. Sneakers like the TSUGI Jun TD can be partnered with sporty outfits like joggers and gartered pants to accentuate its sporty appeal.
The Puma TSUGI Jun TD stows away from the Tsugi Jun franchise by tinting its uppers with an almost teal detail around the collar, vamp, and heel strap. The silver coloring on the sides of the midsole also helps distinguish it from other variants.
With the burgeoning demand for fashion-forward footwear reaching its paramount, Puma decided to give in with the trend and showcase their kind of style. 2017 marks the unveiling of the Puma TSUGI Shinsei, an iteration reflecting Puma’s attempt to join the casual runner bandwagon. With The Weeknd serving as the sneaker’s face in its debut, the Puma Tsugi Shinsei inevitably means business.
The TSUGI Shinsei comes from two Japanese words which were kind of odd considering that Puma hails from Germany. Anyways, the “Tsugi” term can be translated as “next”--an implication of what it caters to the millennial-centric community. The other half of the title reads “Shinsei” which technically means “rebirth.” The rebirth definition here identifies Puma as a malleable brand which shapes its whole structure to the needs of its sneaker market.
Taking inspiration from the Puma Disc from the ancient 90s, the TSUGI Shinsei reinvents its laces and straps it on the lateral and medial side of the vamp. This system works by tugging the sides while positioning the tongue in place. The lockdown apparatus had been utilized in other forms of TSUGI models which subsequently followed after the release of the Shinsei main model.
Pulled from the last rib bone of the TSUGI Shinsei, the Puma TSUGI Jun rediscovered a different facet on the look of its brother. The TSUGI Jun maintains the evoKNIT upper of the Shinsei with matching upgrades on the engineered rib cage for enhanced lockdown. Released in November 2017, the sneaker debuts in three new colorways of black, white, and gray. Another example of a variation in its color is the Puma TSUGI Jun TD which has hints of baby blue accents on the upper sitting atop silver Ignite sole.
- The sock upper consists of an evoKNIT material with engineered ribs for enhanced flexibility.
- An elastic band at the Achilles heel secures the foot in place and provides stability.
- The sneaker sits on top of an Ignite foam technology for lightweight cushioning.