PUMA has linked up with David Obadia of Harmony on its latest Co.Creative collaboration. Obadia dug into the brand’s archives and revamped the staple Crack and RS-1 silhouettes. The RS-1 appears to have received a vintage nylon and suede update, while the Crack includes a newly designed wide-wale corduroy makeup. Both models come two colorways featuring burgundy and yellow.
The redesigned trainers go back as far as 50 years so Obadia looked to give the classic sneakers new life, due to the fond memories he holds with them from his childhood. When speaking of the pairs he shared: “this is past present and future.” His designs paint a vivid picture of the heritage behind the silhouettes, while providing a fresh take simultaneously.
Each of the iterations feature minimalistic accents and fit right in with the sneaker silhouettes which are wildly popular right now. The rich colorways rest atop a vintage, cream midsole; the RS-1 comes with PUMA’s vintage RS Running system. Additional detailing include zig-zag stitching on the RS-1 and beloved PUMA branded eyelet tab appears on the Crack design.
The Obadia’s PUMA silhouettes will be available on February 9 exclusively on Harmony-Paris’ web store and in Harmony’s flagship storefront. An additional drop will follow on February 12 at PUMA and select global stockists.