My Shoe Archive #1 – Puma

Brand: Puma
Blue & Yellow

If anything, these began my love affair with all things trainers, as I had never really expressed much of an interest before hand. I give you, my (ruined) blue & yellow Puma Dallas!

When compared to what was their original condition…

…you can see why I describe them as “ruined”.

I’ve got far more wear out of these than any others, as is pretty clear to see. I purchased these whilst on holiday in Rome, Italy around this time last year, from their official Puma store. They cost a fair buck, but I HAD to have them. I think it’s the blue and yellow colourway which really grabbed my attention, and of course the suede finish over most of the shoe.

I did my best to keep these in pristine condition, but through complete fault of my own, it wasn’t to be. I don’t know what possessed me to do so, but I decided to wear them to a Netsky concert during my freshers period at Bournemouth Uni. Most pit + clean suede shoes = ruined.

Nonetheless, I don’t plan on losing these beauties any time soon. Not only are they very comfy and fantastic to look at, they also hold a certain sentimental value to me. As mentioned before, these shoes really kick started my love and desire to work in shoe design, so I would love to keep hold of these for many years to come.


About Tom McCluskey

My name is Tom, and this is my blog! I'm 19 years of age, and just beginning my 2nd year of a BSc/BA Product Design degree at Bournemouth University, UK. Otherwise, I live at home in Romford, London (not Essex!) during the summer period. Design is something I'm taking ever more seriously in life. Starting my degree, hoping to explore a field I had dabbled in with GCSE Graphics at school, design has gradually become something of an obsession. Shoe/Trainer/Sneaker design is something that particularly interests and inspires me, I'm quite the "sneakerhead", and I plan on using this blog to showcase my journey through university, and beyond. When it comes to extracurricular activities, I'm a big fan of sports, football and badminton in particular. West Ham United are my team, and you'd struggle to find a more passionate fan. Just ask my girlfriend, I was absolutely delirious when we won the play off's final against Blackpool earlier this year, COYI! Anyway, I hope you enjoy what I've got to showcase here in my blog, thanks for dropping by. Tom.
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