German sneaker manufacturer Puma has a ridiculously impressive and iconic running archive, with models like '90s stalwarts the XT1, the XT2, and RS850 already having been hyped. Now though, it's time for the XR1 OG to get a unique, straight-up retro re-issue.
The 1990's hold a lot of history for Puma, with their product innovation game arguably at it's strongest with the development of their Trinomic hexagonal cushioning system around the turn of the decade sitting right at the cutting edge of technological innovation in sneakers.
The XR1 was first released in 1990 as a lightweight running shoe made for the track, but its unique looks soon garnered some attention from admirers elsewhere. The pairing of the Trinomic technology with a functional mesh and synthetic upper made it super comfortable, and the translucent form stripes and paint splatter effect made it look great on foot.
This re-issue is painstakingly accurate, with the Puma Cream project continuing to deliver contemporary updates from the huge Puma archive.