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Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: BAPE
Collection: Puma Classics
Price: $170
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This street-friendly lifestyle sneaker has a textile lining that gives the wearer a nice and comfy fit to it. It’s soft and plush on the inside, and the shoe doesn’t constrict down on the foot.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory low-top is available in men’s sizes, 5 to 12 US, and generally runs true to size. For women who want a pair of the low-top, going down 1.5 a size than their standard or regular size will do the trick.

If being on the go while being fashionable is one’s preference, then the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory presents the opportunity of being an excellent closet addition to any fashion-forward individual. With a unique silhouette, the styling options for the low-top may seem to constrict, but with a little creative flair, things can change.

The shoes go very well with street style outfits such as joggers and hoodies, tapered jeans with a simple shirt, as well as shorts paired with a long tee. It’s a great all around shoe that delivers a punch in terms of making an impact and catching attention, and with this edition of the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory, the white and cream colorway indeed does wonders.

Two popular and well-renowned brands collaborating on a shoe is undoubtedly a notable feature in itself. Puma’s expertise in releasing quality and greatly designed shoes paired with BAPE’s penchant for coming up with fantastic streetwear clothing paves the way for superior products and projects.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory fuses together the concept of high-street fashion with sports, creating a lifestyle sneaker to be desired. Made with a premium leather upper, luxury is evident with just one look at the low-top. Mesh underlays add to the overall aesthetic of the shoe while the Trinomic technology that the collaboration shoe’s sole has gives it the Puma factor. Meanwhile, a collaborated branding can be found on the tongue and insole of the sneakers while BAPE’s Ape head is distinguishable on the back of the heel of each shoe.

Two popular and well-renowned brands collaborating on a shoe is undoubtedly a notable feature in itself. Puma’s expertise in releasing quality and greatly designed shoes paired with BAPE’s penchant for coming up with fantastic streetwear clothing paves the way for superior products and projects.

The Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory fuses together the concept of high-street fashion with sports, creating a lifestyle sneaker to be desired. Made with a premium leather upper, luxury is evident with just one look at the low-top. Mesh underlays add to the overall aesthetic of the shoe while the Trinomic technology that the collaboration shoe’s sole has gives it the Puma factor. Meanwhile, a collaborated branding can be found on the tongue and insole of the sneakers while BAPE’s Ape head is distinguishable on the back of the heel of each shoe.

Puma’s history is a tale of family, of parting ways, and the surge of a brand that has become one of the most well-known shoe brands in the world today. The man behind it? German-born and raised Rudolf Dassler, brother of Adolf Dassler, the man behind Adidas. Previous to creating the individual companies that the two handled in the future, the brothers worked together in the 1920s on their company, Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory.

However, by the 1940s, the relationship between the two brothers had soured. Soon, Rudolf Dassler decided to leave and start his own shoe company in the form of Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler and registered it on October 1, 1948. It was the brand's first foray in the sneaker market, and it entered the field of soccer with the release of the brand’s very first soccer cleat. Roaring success was pretty much an understatement as the shoe was met with genuine enthusiasm by the public and soccer players.

Being constricted to the world of soccer was something that Puma didn’t want though, and slowly, the brand expanded. It began to include sneakers made for a slew of sports. Puma release models that dominated in sporting events such as track and field, hurdles, long jump, javelin, tennis, and basketball to name a few.

With such a success in the world of sports, it was only natural for Puma to have athletes as brand ambassadors for the product. That was up until a few years ago when the brand decided to diversify once again. Adding to its roster of athlete ambassadors, Puma began to get celebrities as well. Well-known ambassadors of Puma include The Weeknd, Young Thug, Kylie Jenner, Big Sean, and Rihanna.

Today, Puma has added to its lifestyle shoe collection, using the silhouette of the Puma Blaze of Glory, a bevy of lifestyle sneakers that are grabbing attention left and right. One such sneaker happens to be the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory. Released in late 2015, this collaboration sneaker between Japanese brand A BATHING APE and Puma fuses together performance sports apparel and footwear very well. Along with this, the collaboration between the two brands included clothes, accessories, and three more great shoes aside from the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory.

  • There is perforated detailing on the Puma x BAPE Blaze of Glory which keeps the feet well ventilated.
  • The sneaker sits on top of an EVA rubber sole.
  • A canvas heel pull tab can be seen on the shoe for comfortable wearing.

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