Now 50 years deep, the PUMA Suede remains an important fixture in sneaker culture.

An ever-present in the world’s coolest cities since its debut in 1968, the Suede has a rich history right across the world – but it’s always held a special place in Black-American culture, largely in thanks to its cameo role in one of the most significant moments in American sport, and helping to take B-Boy Culture from the Bronx to the world.

It's rare for a sneaker to have such staying power, and to transcend decades of changes in style, but the silo has remained fresh over the last 50 years, and that's no doubt testament to its initial iconic design, but also down to the countless evolutions, and colourways developed by PUMA designers that have kept the sneaker a street staple.

Having used ComplexCon '17 as a springboard for its upcoming 50th anniversary of the Suede, we sit down with Heiko Desens, the Creative Director for PUMA Sportstyle, about the Suede's legacy after 50 years and what 2018 has in-store for the iconic silhouette.