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Model: Thunder Spectra
Key Features: The sneaker’s chunky but athletic shape and bold ‘90s-esque color pops fuse sporty elements with a fashion-forward aesthetic. Giving the shoe its heavyset appearance, a molded TPU midsole sits beneath a premium mesh and nubuck upper. A black PUMA formstrip along the side provides subtle branding amidst the yellow, blue, red, and grey panels.
Release Date: April 28
Buy: PUMA online & select lifestyle retailers tba
Editor’s Notes: Since images leaked online back in February 2018, PUMA’s Thunder Spectra, the brand’s entrant into the chunky sneaker market, has dominated headlines and been highly-anticipated amid endorsements from celebrities, influencers, and major sneaker retailers.
Now, finally, we are blessed with release information for the Thunder Spectra. Dropping this weekend, on April 28, the chunky sneaker comes in at a very affordable $120. Considering it’s been touted as the wallet-friendly competitor to the likes of Gucci, Balenciaga, and other high-end brands’ chunky sneakers, the price point and the sneaker’s already incredibly popular design could be indicative of a successful future.
In addition, the model pays homage to PUMA’s collaborations with the late Alexander McQueen, as well as old-school ’90s running silhouettes.
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Next, check out our editorial on how exactly to style the PUMA Thunder Spectra here.
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