Cape Town, South Africa; April 13, 2023 – PUMA’s next-generation Slipstream sneaker brings ‘80s basketball to present day. Honouring its performance legacy, the 2023 Slipstream is a court classic reinvented.
The original PUMA Slipstream was a high-top basketball shoe born in 1987 as a successor to the SKY LX. Presented as a performance model that was “engineered for the serious player,” the Slipstream was a pioneer for its innovative material makeup, which featured embellishments like faux snakeskin, leather, and fur.
A retro program in 2002 reintroduced Slipstream models like the Slipstream Snake and Slipstream Beast into the Japanese market, to appease an appetite for eye-catching designs that were popular at the time. Subsequently, the Slipstream was created in special, made-in-Japan versions and other collectible editions. In 2022, PUMA brought back the Slipstream to celebrate the silhouette’s 35th anniversary.
The latest Slipstream New Lux retains the court DNA of its predecessors. This fresh and refined evolution of the Slipstream embodies clean design, with a two-toned colourway that allows materials, shapes, and accents to come to the forefront. The newly reimagined upper is swept with a tonal colour scheme that is expressed through a smooth leather upper, overlaid with panels in a complementary sand hue. Creating a hand-finished feel, subtle tacked stitching appears on the upper, as well as the leather tongue badge.
The PUMA Slipstream New Lux is available from 14 April 2023, from PUMA.com, PUMA flagship stores, Archive and sportscene.