To honor the 50th anniversary of the Suede, Puma paired up with one of the most outrageous rock legends in a new collaboration.
Paul Stanley, known best for performing as the front man in rock band Kiss with his wild black and white makeup and crazy hair, teamed up with Puma to create two new colorways of the Suede.
The Suede 50 x Paul Stanley sneakers are available starting Sept. 27 on Puma.com and at select Puma stores.
The first version from the collection features the Suede with a zebra pattern and pops of red leather accents all on an off-white sole. The animal patterns chosen for the shoes were inspired by Stanley’s on-stage persona and Kiss’ famous album “Animalize.”
The second iteration from the collab also includes elements of zebra-style patterns on the shoe’s tongue and toe, but this time adds in leopard print along the sides of the shoe. Set on a black sole, these versions of the Suede provide for a darker, more sultry vibe.
Kiss started its climb to fame around the same time that Puma introduced the Suede in the early 1970s, which led to an unmatchable 45-year career filled with long tongues and over-the-top fashion.