Back when Peter Jansson and Erik Fagerlind started Sneakersnstuff in the late ’90s, the two Swedes used to travel to New York, scouring the city for sneakers they couldn’t find in Europe before bringing them back to Stockholm to sell in their store. Inspired by those trips, the duo have teamed up with PUMA to launch an “Adventurer” pack as a nod to those trans-Atlantic flights and jaunts around Midtown, Brooklyn and Harlem.
Taking cues from the black duffel bags they used to transport the rare finds, the XS850 “Peter” comes with a thick ballistic nylon upper, premium suede details and plush leather lining as the initials “P” and “J” hit the heel of the design. Erik’s XT2+, on the other hand, draws inspiration from the Swedish passport. Premium navy leather upper details and matching lining take cues from the cover of the passport while turquoise leather and suede mimic the pages of the document. Finally, Erik’s birthdate and old passport number adorn the design while old passport stamps decorate the custom insoles. The kicks even don star-punched leather lace jewels — a nod to the punches put through the old passport to render it void.
Look for the personalized kicks to hit Sneakersnstuff locations and the SNS web store this Saturday, September 26.