PUMA is throwing it back to the ’00s, tapping Von Dutch for an unexpected four-shoe collection. Consisting of new takes on the Ralph Sampson, Ralph Sampson Mid, RS-2K and Future Rider, all four shoes use Von Dutch’s bright colors and bold branding. Founded by the late Christian Audigier — the man also responsible for Ed Hardy — Von Dutch’s designs were popular with Hollywood types like Britney Spears and Paris Hilton around the turn of the century, and offer an undeniable blast from the past.
Ralph Sampson’s classic signature shoe may be present in low and mid-cut variations, but it’s different in more ways than collar height. The low-top iteration is made of black suede and mesh, centered around a white, grey and pink Von Dutch plaid print on the Formstripe. Meanwhile, the high-cut style opts for a mix of white, pink and navy blue with an interchangeable Velcro patch on the tongue and an “Everything is in the Subconscious” tag on the lateral collar. Both are brought together by winged silver lace deubres.
Elsewhere, the new RS-2K takes on a similar color scheme to the Ralph Sampson Mid, but adds its own signature dash of flair with special shaped eyestays. Lastly, the Future Rider offers the simplest look of the bunch with a white, black and pink palette. All four styles are completed by co-branded PUMA/Von Dutch insoles.
The PUMA x Von Dutch collection will release on the PUMA webstore come September 12, with prices raging from $110-$130 USD.
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