The Weeknd Puts a Military Spin on PUMA's Classic Suede Model

Celebrating the 50th-anniversary of the key silhouette.

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Continuing the 50th-anniversary celebrations of its key Suede model, PUMA recently tapped brand collaborator The Weeknd to offer his spin on the classic footwear option.

Utilizing the military-inspired aesthetic that serves as the focus of his XO collection for the German sportswear brand, Abel Tesfaye added an array of straps the high cut iteration of the PUMA Suede. Available in “Black/Gum,” “Black/White” and “Glacier Grey,” the XO x Suede 50 PUMA features an unconventional buckle lacing system running from the shoe’s toe and ankle regions. Accenting comes in the form of an “XO” tongue label, along with “19” and “68” placed on the tongues in reference to the Suede’s birth year, 1968. The collaboration also sees the sole expressed with a notable speckled pattern to match the various colored suede uppers.

Take a look at The Weeknd’s XO x Suede 50 Puma above and expect the pack to release at select retailers come August 11.

In case you missed it, darker tones prevailed on PUMA’s latest Thunder Spectra colorway.

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