The PUMA COURT STAR will have some people simply labelling it as another tennis classic from the archives, but those who know their onions will recognise the significance of this long-lost gem. As an early drop from the forthcoming relaunch of the PUMA vintage tennis line, the Court Star is the perfect reminder of the days when the Formstripe rocked the tennis courts – and the high streets – back when tennis legend Boris Becker was destroying his rivals left, right and centre(court). For now, we’ve only got teaser images of the retro, but a bit of Googling will reveal the original ’80s model in all its glory.
As a slightly chunkier alternative to the PUMA Match, the Court Star kept the same low profile utilised by other popular models in the range. Whilst it’s unlikely you’ll see this shoe on the tennis courts these days, it’s a perfect summer shoe for street life and day-to-day posturing: it’s clean and uncomplicated, with a strong construction and is lighter than it looks. Other brands might be trying to shave millimetres off the sides by minimising their logos, but few applications will be as successful as the perforated Formstripe here. Foil branding and a coloured midsole add a luxurious touch to an already-regal shoe. Modern times have made classic models like the Court Star become more appealing in terms of style rather than technological advancements, but you can be assured that the leather uppers and overall construction are second to none.
The PUMA COURT STAR is scheduled to arrive on FRIDAY 4.7.14. and we’ll have the RELEASE PAGE up on the site shortly. Hold tight!