The latest PUMA Trinomic Disc N Calm is another solid offering from the German sportswear goliath. Following on from their Sophia Change collaboration this model fills the gap perfectly and joins a long list of recent releases that have reignited interest in PUMA. Built in all black, a speckled midsole provides a subtle level of detailing alongside the laceless Disc system. The PUMA Trinomic Disc N Calm is available from 08:00am on October 1st.
The Golf Wang are back with a fresh collection for the autumn season. Odd Future always bring something a little different to the table and autumn 14’ is no different. Fall is a fan pleasing selection of classic tees, hoodies, sweatshirts and some left field offerings including a custom blanket with their signature donut logo.
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Uppercut Deluxe will be arriving at The Chimp Store just in time for payday. Inspired by the timeless style of the 1950s barbershop and its spiritual founder, Willy Uppercut OShea, Uppercut Deluxe is a modern, yet traditional approach to mens grooming. An Australian born brand proudly made with only the finest ingredients, Uppercut Deluxe delivers a core range of high quality grooming products for men without all the fancy embellishments of salon brands. Our first delivery will include; Deluxe Pomade, Featherweight, Matt Clay, Monster Hold, Mo Wax, Face Wash and Soap Bars.
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Raised By Wolves present us with a stunning lookbook for their Fall 14 collection which will be arriving here at The Chimp Store soon. The collection includes some firm favourites like college logo crewnecks, algonquin 5 panel caps along with great graphic t-shirts we have come to expect from Raised By Wolves
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The PUMA Blaze of Glory originally stole the track in the 90s, decked out with Trinomic technology and fully harnessed with PUMA’s trademark material play of plush and plastic. With its elegant stance, neoprene bootie, and distinctive plastic strap lacing system, the Blaze of Glory looks up-righteous from any angle.
This Autumn/Winter 2014, the PUMA Blaze of Glory is given an upgrade; tailoring lifestyle uppers on performance bottoms to represent a true collision of sport and style. Enhanced by premium material mixes and laser cut perforations, the resulting PUMA Blaze of Glory ‘Tech Edition’ maintains a sleek distinctive flavour on the fast track to the future. This September will see the PUMA Blaze of Glory take on autumnal elements with a rugged leather construction, executed in a subtle black colour-way and a clean copen blue option.
Available in-store and online from the 27th September 2014 priced at £90 with Free UK Delivery. #InChimpWeTrust.
We just received a great new colourway in the classic ASICS Gel Lyte V take a look above and be sure to head over and grab your pair before they’re sold out.
Back in the 80s, the PUMA Suede became the ‘it’ shoe on the streets of New York city amongst the thriving hip-hop scene. A timeless classic and an integral part of of sneaker history, the style was embraced by many sub-cultures and referred to as the ‘Suede’, the ‘Clyde’ and PUMA ‘Joints’ to name but a few. However, it was the UK scene that adopted this style and made it their own, aptly re-naming them PUMA ‘States’ after their birthplace.
Following the initial SS’14 PUMA States re-issue earlier this year, this summer pack pays careful attention to detail, mixing the classic States make-up with subtle, modernised differences. Soft, rich, tonal suede uppers and stylish gold foil branding offer a more premium execution to the shoe whilst maintaining nostalgia and sneaker heritage with off-white sole unit and comforting foam backed tongue. Balmy colour ways have blasted the iconic silhouette with ‘Atlantis Green’ and ‘Prism Violet’ tonal shades joining the Summer collection together with striking simplicity.
The PUMA States ‘Summer Cooler’ Pack will be available in-store and online from 30th August priced at £65.
As Instagramming our footwear enters our daily routines more and more we decided to investigate what the outcome would be if the trainers you were photographing became larger than life and took on a totally different meaning. The ‘Nike To See You’ lookbook takes you on a journey around some of this seasons most sought after Nike offerings displayed on a larger than ever before seen scale. Featuring the almighty Nike Air Max 1, Nike Air Max 90, Nike Rosherun and the Nike Air Max 93. All available online now.
We recently had the opportunity to pick the brains of Brooklyn based designer and illustrator Sophia Chang. Through the interview we got to hear about the thought process of her ‘Brooklynite’ collaboration with PUMA which is set to release at The Chimp Store later this week.
Was it easy or hard to design a shoe? Was it something different to think beyond a flat surface?
I have had previous experiences working in a non-flat 3D format so it wasn’t a difficult task. I had a lot of fun in PUMA’s materials library to see which materials would be best for the shoe. It was such an honor being able to design my OWN shoe with a huge sportswear brand such as PUMA.
What sort of achievement does it mean to have your own capsule with PUMA?
It’s a huge achievement in my career. I was 24 when this project started. This collection definitely marks a huge milestone in my career and also encourages me to strive bigger and better. It was a wonderful learning experience from beginning to end. I look forward to working on another opportunity on this scale again.
How do you feel the world of streetwear and sneakers has changed to accommodate women in recent years?
I think this change really happened with the power of the internet. When the internet started to have forums, blogs, online gathering places where people with specific interests were able to meet other like-minded people, ideas were shared and creativity was there. With the influence of the internet today, fashion styles are seen globally. There is no such thing as west coast style, or east coast style in America. In the same way, specific women who chose to dress in the streetwear style were exposed to the art/graffiti world, and sneaker world. This small subculture blew up into a huge global movement. Although it is still mainly male-dominated, women find it easier to shop for styles and look for fashion inspiration online today.
What sort of design inspirations factored into your designs and how did you pick the models?
The models were set models that PUMA wanted me to work with so I didn’t have much to choose from. The design inspirations were focused around catering to the market. Some classic shoes worn in NY include Air Force Ones, Adidas Superstar, PUMA Clydes. These are shoes worn across all age-groups. As a native New Yorker, I wanted to offer a bit of New York to the global PUMA market. We used the borough of Brooklyn to help relate to people today. Brooklyn is a booming city, everyone in the world has their eyes on it. And we bring in the fashion of Brooklyn, giving you a bit of street and luxury, and sport. The materials we used such as synthetic suede, neoprene, 3m-reflective material and touches of gold foil really bring in the elements of street, style and sport.
You have been involved with many streetwear brands and projects, was this always an industry you thought you’d be working in?
I don’t think anyone really ever knows what they’d be working in. As a young child I always wanted to be a fashion designer. I wanted to a Haute Couture designer for Christian Dior. This was a 9-year olds dream. In high school I loved the streetwear scene and was definitely an advocate of the brands involved ie. Baby Phat, Ecko Red, Sean John. However once I went to school for college at Parsons I realized I hated the Fashion industry and some of the personalities involved. I realized my true passion was drawing, and so I switched my major to pursue illustration. Through this change I was able to really grow my understanding of the commercial world of illustration. I took my talents to my niche interests in the streetwear world, and thats how all the dots connect.
Portrait photography by Ja Tecson.
Designed for extremely challenging conditions and perfect for the great British winter (and summer), the Nike Air Max Lunar90 Water Resistant Men’s Shoe features a seam-sealed water-resistant nylon upper to help keep your feet dry. A Lunarlon midsole and Nike Air heel unit deliver lightweight cushioning and a smooth ride. The timing couldn’t be better with autumn just around the corner. The Nike Air Max Lunar90 WR is now available online priced at £105.