PUMA has been embracing its classics lineup recently. This includes the likes of the PUMA X Rhuigi collaboration and the PUMA Fast Green release, both of which featured the iconic Clyde silhouette. The brand, once again, reaches into its archives for another classic, the PUMA Palermo OG, inspired by a view from the football terraces throughout the 1980s.
The Palermo sneaker was originally dropped in the 80s and hasn’t been on the scene all that much recently. As part of its recent return, the sneaker pays homage to the coastal capital of the island of Sicily.
The sneaker was teased earlier in the year via PUMA ambassador Dua Lipa. With the new visibility as a result, the Palermo OG makes its official return to football stadiums across the globe, where it made its debut in the 80s.
With the new release, the PUMA Palermo OG features the original blue and white colourway. It has the same retro T-toe construction, along with the classic gum sole and the signature gold PUMA lettering. The look is rounded off with the PUMA cat logo on the heel.
The original launch of the Palermo formed part of a special series. It was released in honour of some of Europe’s most famous capital cities, including London, Oslo and others. It’s DNA has been wrapped in this history throughout the sneaker’s lifespan, bringing with it football nostalgia.
As part of the sneaker’s Sicilian routes, a second colourway forms part of the release schedule. Two new colourways will be released in August, which pay tribute to the city’s vibrant colours, inspired by the local fruit vendors known locally as the fruttivendolo.
Step out onto the terraces to watch your favourite football teams with the PUMA Palermo OG sneaker.
The sneaker is available online at PUMA.com, as well as in various PUMA outlets and Shelflife. It’ll retail for R1,899.