Following last week’s collaboration with Pronounce, PUMA are back with yet another exciting partnership. For its latest drop, PUMA has partnered with Nintendo for a special collab for the popular Animal Crossing game. The release of the PUMA X Animal Crossing: New Horizons brings a host of sneakers, apparel and accessories for adults and kids alike.
Enter the world of Tom Nook and all your favourite characters from the island of Animal Crossing.
Taking its cues directly from the game, it mixes styles from the PUMA archive. These streetwear items were reimagined in natural colours, with authentic graphics from the franchise game. As a result, a unique collection was born.
There are three sneakers featured in the pack:
The Wild Rider brings with it an inspiration for the movement and motion of city life. Its redesign features a beige nylon upper. This has been adorned in Animal Crossing print, along with green, blue and sand suede overlays. Furthermore, it sports a translucent Formstrip, with an embroidered leaf on the heel.
Second, on the list is the Future Rider. Its upper is crafted with nylon, canvas and suede overlays. It, too, features the debossed leaf graphic on the heel. This is taken directly from the Animal Crossing logo. Additionally, it features side TPU pieces with graphics from the game’s design.
Lastly, there’s the Suede silhouette. It sports a hairy suede upper, with a triple Formstrip. It includes printed graphics and a translucent sole with a graphic imprint. The tongue label has debossed co-branding and canvas lace bag inspired by the bell bag.
Finally, tie-in apparel will also be available for the drop. This includes a Long Sleeve Tee, short sleeve Tee and AOP Tee for adults. Additionally, items for kids include a Hoodie, Tee and Shorts.
Escape to a deserted island to create your own paradise.
The PUMA X Animal Crossing: New Horizons collection is set to drop on 18 September 2021.
The sneaker collection will be available online at PUMA.com. It’ll also be available in-store at PUMA Braamfontein, Cresta, Mall of Africa, Ballito and Gateway. Additionally, it’ll also be available at various retailers, including sportscene, Side Step, The Cross Trainer, X-KIDS and Shesha.