PUMA Oslo City trainer history

Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Oslo City Trainer

The PUMA Oslo City trainer was born in West Germany & was first introduced for the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, Norway.

PUMA hit us up with another very special City inspired archive re-release for the latest season. Following on from the recent revival of the PUMA Madrid trainer, we are very pleased to announce another city trainer from the German sportswear brand. The PUMA Oslo City trainer is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives for the latest season, a classic PUMA training style which is rich in sporting heritage & casual style. First introduced for the 1952 Winter Olympic Games in Oslo, the Oslo City trainer has stood the test of time. The premium athletic training style from PUMA is now back with a bang for 2020.

PUMA Oslo City trainer

Above: The PUMA Oslo City trainer in white/green now available from 80s Casual Classics.

One of PUMA’s oldest training silhouettes, the Oslo City trainer actually made its debut 6 years earlier than the Roma. First introduced in 1952 as a training shoe, the Oslo City celebrated the Winter Olympic games in the Norwegian capital at a time when German sportswear brands were really starting to make their mark on the world of athletics & sports. Competition between the two Dassler brothers really started to hot up after the brothers decided to part ways with Rudolph focusing on PUMA and Adi on adidas. As well as creating the best performance shoes, their focus was to get their shoes endorsed by the top athletes at the biggest tournaments which they both did exceptionally well.

PUMA Oslo City trainer

Above: The PUMA Oslo City trainer in white/green now available from 80s Casual Classics.

Although the Oslo City trainer was first introduced in 1952, it was the 1968 model that took the trainer world by storm. Just like adidas have released different iterations of the same style, some more popular than others, the story is no different with the Oslo City. Originally manufactured in West Germany, the 68′ model was initially released as a multi-purpose training shoe for indoor court sports such as handball and volleyball. It soon became just as popular to wear for casual use and a new legacy of retro street appreciation for the Scandinavian dubbed’ shoe was born.

PUMA Oslo City trainer

Above: The PUMA Oslo City trainer in white/green now available from 80s Casual Classics.

Over the years the Oslo has become a sought after style for trainer collectors & retro footwear fans. A super rare retro style that now returns nearly 70 years after its original release. Introduced in a duo of OG inspired colourways, the classic PUMA style takes us back to the golden era of casual fashion and one-upmanship. Features include smooth white leather uppers with suede overlays to the sidewalls and toe vamp. Packed full with athleticism & causal charm, the OG style also features the iconic PUMA form strip to the sides, Oslo City branding in gold foiling to the lateral sides alongside a gum rubber outsole for a true sporty finish.

PUMA Oslo City trainer

Above: The PUMA Oslo City trainer in white/green now available from 80s Casual Classics.

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