50 years ago, PUMA released its now landmark Suede shoe. After becoming an icon in sport, style and music over the last half-century, it's only right for its legacy to be recognised. As part of the Suede 50 celebration, PUMA are releasing a series of limited-edition Suedes and the latest big drop is a one-off collaboration with legendary New York hip-hop DJ and sneaker expert Bobbito Garcia a.k.a. Kool Bob Love. The special edition shoe was carefully hand-designed by the New Yorker, with his golden signature adorning the outside heel and the title of his his essential tome 'Where'd You Get Those?' on the inside. 

After becoming one of hip-hop's most prominent voices with a legendary New York radio show in the 90s, Bobbito remains one of the culture's true historians. While in London to launch his latest Suede collab, Bobbito linked up with the likes of Snips, Rodney P, Jonzi D, Shortee Blitz, Kash and Loyle Carner for an upcoming film with Complex unwrapping the past, present and future of UK hip-hop. While on the set, we sat down with Garcia to discuss the evolving relationship between hip-hop and sneaker culture and the importance of that symbiosis.

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