Sneakersnstuff Fuels the Fire of Puma’s Blaze of Glory
Revisiting the collaboration that changed the trajectory of the silhouette in 2008.
The pedigree of the Blaze of Glory may not go as far back as some of Puma’s other classics, but it is maintaining its foothold at the fore by way of the many collaborations on the pair like BAPE, KITH, and STAPLE’s. But if the door was open for the aforementioned brands to take on the silhouette, it was because Sneakersnstuff opened it for them.
The Blaze of Glory first debuted in 2006 but it wasn’t until 2008 did it really take off through a series of collaborations, with the most notable being the one with SNS that featured a camouflage-patterned upper. More than a decade later, they go back to the drawing board and give the silhouette a contemporary and premium update.
Similar to its predecessor, the sophomore effort carries the same earthy tones through the “Ivory Glow-Winter Moss-Rosin” color palette. The upper is made of a multi-material construction, a layered design of leather and suede. The former making up the base, the latter as overlays with perforations on the quarter. TPU lacing cages on the side elevate the aesthetic into premium territory.
Its hallmarks remain present, especially Puma’s signature Trinomic cushioning, a midsole system that’s been applied to so many in its catalogue, from running to basketball. The ground-breaking Puma DISC Blaze system style remain absent as well, with standard laces taking its stead.
The SNS x Puma Blaze of Glory is set to drop on 20th October on SNS with a price tag of US$139.
As far as modern updates on sneakers go, the Reebok Floatride Energy Argus X is worth looking into as well.