Check it out, Porsche kicks! These are “Tokyo L 2” shoes from Porsche Design and they look pretty fresh. I’m really feeling the carbon fiber in the heel! I wonder if dealers would throw in a pair of these if you pick up a GT3 RS?
Just heard through the grapevine that the Fatlace x Alpinestars collab’d Shibuya shoes will finally drop sometime in the second quarter of this year. Which means these kicks could be available as soon as April hopefully. That’s just in time for Formula D’s season opener in Long Beach. Wonder if I’ll see anyone in the paddock sporting these…
These are in my current top 5 favorite kicks right now. I first saw the Block Manteca 3 at the premere of the Gymkhana TWO video (shoes also made a short cameo in the flick as well) and I was hooked ever since. I WILL rock these so it is written so shall it be done!
The 2009 Gumball 3000 is only a few days away and to celebrate the Gumball team collab’d with PUMA to design a special edition Speed Cat shoe that has all the features of the previous Speed Cat’s but with a few unique design ques including a special edition insole. I’m starting to have a serious craving for these kicks! Oh, and before you run out to the closest PUMA store I should let you know that you can ONLY get these shoes online at Journeys.com.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PUMA® RELEASES SPEED CAT 2.9 MID GUMBALL 3000
EXCLUSIVELY AT JOURNEYS.COM
PUMA Gumball 3000 Tee-Shirts To Also Launch at PUMA Stores
Westford, MA (April 15, 2009)
- PUMA® takes Gumball 3000 to the streets and the web with
product designed exclusively for the 3000-mile “coast to coast,” celebrity-studded event. As official
sponsor of the 2009 Gumball 3000 Rally, PUMA will release a brand new motorsport sneaker in
celebration of the global event as well as a series of limited edition t-shirts.
Designed in collaboration with Gumball 3000, the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball is a black and
silver leather and mesh sneaker featuring a co-branded tongue and foot bed highlighting the cities along
the Gumball 3000 route. Each driver will be given this exclusive style for their coast-to-coast adventure.
In addition, 200 pairs of the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball will be available exclusively at
for $105 beginning on April 27th, just in time for the Gumball Rally fans to join in on the
fun. PUMA will launch an inline version of the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 nationwide in a variety of colors and
styles in June 2009, as part of their fall motorsport collection. The Speed Cat 2.9 is an evolution of a
classic iconic silhouette the Speed Cat, but updated for today’s urban consumer. True to form, it still
incorporates classic characteristics from the original yet fused with updated components. Details include
original Speed Cat outsole tread inspired by motorsport tires, the rounded heel for better contact and
functionality for hitting high speed maneuvers, the vulcanized outsole; the reinterpreted PUMA toe cat
and a lacing closure system for ease of comfort and stability.
With PUMA Stores featured throughout the Gumball 3000 route, PUMA will also release three limited
edition t-shirts sold exclusively on store.puma.com, select PUMA Store locations in Los Angeles, Las
Vegas, Dallas, Orlando and Miami and at on-site Gumball 3000 events during the rally. Available for $20
each, the exclusive PUMA Gumball t-shirts will be a commemorative piece for participants, enthusiasts
and fans alike.
For more news and info about PUMA’s involvement in Gumball 3000, visit www.pumamotorsport.com and
I know usually racing shoes are meant to be worn at the track but sometimes they look so cool that I would rock them as an everyday kicks. The Alpinestars Tech 1-T US is on the short list of race shoes that I’d wear anywhere. They’re also a bit cheaper than Alpinestars’ more serious Tech 1-Z US which is also a plus.
It doesn’t matter what you’re into there will be shoes that go along with the culture. Check out these Pitlanes by Sparco. They remind me a little of the Sparco Pumas that peeps were sporting a few years ago. The cool thing about Sparco shoes is that they design the sole to optimize heel-toe shifting. I’ve heard it really makes a difference!