This Summer see's PUMA collaborate with influential Berlin based sneaker store Solebox to release the first part of the Adventurer Pack which consists of three drops set to launch throughout the year.

The idea behind it references a time in the late 90s, early 2000s, when resourceful European sneakerheads frequently ventured to the United States to source rare, vintage or new footwear that were unavailable in their local markets. Selling these exclusive imports soon turned out to be a profound business model and in some cases laid the foundation to the opening of an actual store. The Trinomic XS850 Adventurer Pack was inspired by Solebox founder Hikmet’s adventures in the United States.

He not only brought rare sneakers to Berlin but also picked up an addiction to Jelly Belly – a true American jellybean treat. His favorite flavor, the Berry Blue, was the inspiration to the footwear’s colourway. I really love the story and inspiration behind this pack, being a sweet addict myself I can 100% relate!

The XS850 was first introduced in the 90’s and was renowned for its distinctive use of the revolutionary PUMA Trinomic System - hexagonal honeycomb-like cells in the sole that compressed and rebounded load. It quickly found favour amongst runners who enjoyed the cushioned ride. Now it’s found its way from the track to the streets. 

The PUMA X Solebox Adventurer XS850 is due for release on Saturday 27th of June at retailers like Hanon, Footpatrol and WellGosh, retailing at £100.

What are your thoughts? That pastel blue is so dreamy, I'm all over it!


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