Since its inception, the PUMA by Alexander McQueen collection has embodied an acutely fluid and streamlined fusion of both high-fashion aesthetics with a sports-inspired core DNA. Consistently building upon the core tenants of many already popularized PUMA silhouettes, the label has yet again joined the McQueen camp to fabricate the Spring/Summer 2012 Street Climb Mid. Offered in two colorways, the pair’s luxe appeal is furnished by way of tonal leather and cloth layering, while a miniature checked pattern cleanly delineates the various outer panels of the model. The Street Climb Mid was born from an unhindered pinning for freedom from responsibility coupled with the technical elements afforded to those individuals whose active lifestyle embody this liberated mentality. Dress it up or dress it down; it’s “athletic opulence” at its finest.