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Puma Te-Ku Leather Trainers | Available Now

A brand new drop in the Puma lineup are the Te-Ku leather trainers, originally created during the 1970s and the design is every bit a classic today. Crafted with a premium leather upper, durable rubber outsole and stunning colours the Te-Ku is a great trainer for a casual look.  The name itself “Te-Ku” comes from its very roots in court sports, in German the name is “Teppich and Kunstböden” which means ‘For Carpet and Artificial Court’.

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Built with premium materials the ultra soft leather upper wraps around the foot to provide exceptional comfort. From the moment you take them out of the box your foot will feel right at home! The rubber outsole was originally created as a sports trainers to be used on sports courts, Puma have brought the classic Gum colour back to pay tribute to the court past. Providing great comfort you can be sure to have plenty of grip should you need to make a quick move.

Puma Te-Ku trainers leather brown

Puma have given us plenty to choose from bringing three very fresh colours to the table with the Te-Ku leather. Available in Grey, Green and Brown and all look great on feet and in hand, you can’t go wrong with whichever colour you choose, all will suit a casual look with a pair of jeans or chinos and a smart shirt.

Puma Te-Ku Trainers

The attention to detail makes this re-issue a must have for collectors, with extensively researched materials and a premium feel they are as true a remake as there can be. The Puma Te-Ku trainers are available now from Aphrodite Clothing in three colours.

More info:
Brand: Puma
Style: Te-Ku
Price: £79.95
Available now

Puma TSUGI Shinsei Raw | Triple Black & Marshmallow White | Releasing 1st of June

It’s undeniable that Puma have made some of the most iconic shoe styles of all time; the Clyde and Roma are timeless classics. But there’s more to Puma than heritage styles, which the company is aptly demonstrating with their new TSUGI range. Meaning ‘next’ in Japanese, the name evokes the brand’s commitment to pushing things forward, both in terms of aesthetics and technology – an ethos embodied by the latest addition to the range, the Shinsei.

Boasting a striking look that’s sure to be divisive among sneakerheads, the Shinsei utilises Puma’s latest technologies, including an evoKNIT upper in the popular sock-fit design, a padded nylon tongue coupled with a side-lacing system to provide comfortable foot lockdown and a unique ‘waveform’ sole unit made from IGNITE energy-returning foam (Puma’s answer to arch-rivals adidas’ Boost technology).

Elsewhere we find diamond-perforated suede side panels for a subtle textural hit, and a boldly-branded elastic gore to the heel for supreme comfort. Taken together, these elements combine to create a unique, stylish and comfortable sneaker that’s sure to turn heads.

The Puma TSUGI Shinsei Raw sneaker drops on June 1st in both Triple Black and Marshmallow White colourways from Aphrodite1994. Shop our full Puma range today for more past and future classics.

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Puma Brand Guide

One of the oldest athletic brands in the world, Puma has become synonymous with both peak performance and casual style. From the tracks to the terraces, Puma is the choice for those looking for simple, unfussy styles that are still distinctive in their own way. Founded in 1948 by Rudolph Dassler after a bitter feud with his brother Adolph ‘Adi’ Dassler – who went on to found adidas – the brand was originally named RUDA after its founder, before soon changing its name and logo to represent the swiftness of the big cat of the same name.

Timeless Style

While originally a manufacturer of running shoes – a heritage that is still evident today, with Puma gracing the feet of the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, and the enduring popularity of iconic and innovative running styles like the Disc Blaze and R698 – Puma is perhaps best known for its simple low-top basketball shoes like the Clyde and Suede. These classic silhouettes and the instantly-recognisable Formstripe became symbolic of hip-hop and breakdancing culture in the late 80s. These styles were also popular with skaters because of their simple design and outsole design that provided excellent board grip. Around the same time, athletic shoes like the Roma and Trimm were enjoying popularity among football casuals as an alternative to similar adidas models.

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Street-Ready and Peak Performance

Puma’s popularity among these subcultures has translated into lasting appeal in the streetwear and menswear scenes. The Suede and Clyde in particular have released in a huge number of colourways and materials, from more subdued, neutral tones to outlandish neon and snakeskin variations. They have also recently released premium Made in Italy ranges, which are a step up in materials and construction. The Disc Blaze and Blaze of Glory models are also popular; tapping into the retro tech running shoe trend with OG inspired colourways and materials. As a nod to their lasting influence on music subcultures, Puma have also tapped some of the biggest stars in the world of music as brand ambassadors, with Rihanna and The Weeknd currently in the position.

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Whether you rock Disc Blazes with joggers or Clydes with jeans, Puma is the ideal choice for a combination of understated style and comfort with an underground edge.

Shop our range of Puma footwear at Aphrodite1994.

Puma Clyde MII “Made in Italy” Trainers – Available Now

In 1973, New York Knicks Basketball player Walt “Clyde” Frazier made his mark on the scene not only for his success in winning the NBA Championship, but for doing it in style. Known for his unique look, Frazier took to Puma to ask for a custom pair of their iconic Suede silhouette. Puma seized the opportunity and instead re-visited the Suede shape, making it lighter and wider to accommodate for Frazier’s foot. This new silhouette was dubbed the Clyde and from then on it became a Puma classic.

The most recent pack of Puma Clyde’s, the MII “Made in Italy”, aims to pay homage to the original roots of the Puma Clyde but inject some modern aesthetics and luxury into the legendary Puma model. Presented in Black & White iterations, the Puma Clyde MII has been crafted in Italy from the finest materials available. A soft leather upper is complemented by suede detail at the tongue and heel, with fish-like scales seen all across the upper of each pair for a unique look. The signature “Clyde” foil branding has been taken away in favour of a more subtle and seamless upper that are presented in monochrome colours on each pair.

Of course, the Clyde’s initial creation was because of more comfort and Puma have retained this idea with a padded leather lining and padding at the tongue for a snug-like fit to the wearer. Puma also pay homage to the OG Clyde in the form of a retro box that matches the original one that the Clyde was present in.

A seamless combination of modern day aesthetics and original detail, the Puma Clyde MII “Made in Italy” is available in Black & White now for £129.

Puma Clyde Made in Italy Trainers

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Puma Clyde Made in Italy