PUMA Revive The Whirlwind From The Herzogenaurach Archives
The PUMA Whirlwind trainer is a classic 80s running shoe and is now revived from the PUMA archives.
Following on previously from big releases like the Clyde and the Suede, the 80s saw the Herzogenaurach based German sportswear brand continue their research and dedication into the world of sports and performance footwear. Like a lot of trainers from the era it wasn’t just their performance qualities that got people talking, it was also just simply down to the fact they looked good, regardless if you were wearing them for athletic or casual use. For tennis PUMA released the likes of the Becker trainer and for running it was silhouettes like the Whirlwind that would go down a storm (excuse the pun) in the world of athletic trainers. First released in 1980, the PUMA Whirlwind looked to increase overall grip and traction with its all terrain rubber spikes sole and lightweight uppers. Up until now the 80s retro runner had been firmly locked away in the brands Herzogenaurach archive in Germany, the good news is the Whirlwind is now back with all its old skool athletic appeal for 2018.
Above: The PUMA Whirlwind Classic trainer in black/white/silver now available at 80s Casual Classics.
Looking back to an era of casual sportswear and classic running silhouettes, the PUMA Whirlwind is revived for the modern day trainer collectors and connoisseur’s. Featuring the all important studded rubber outsole for the ultimate grip alongside a combination of suede and nylon uppers. The slim line silhouette is finished off with the classic PUMA Formstrip in white leather to each side and the famous PUMA ‘cat’ branding to the tongue.
Above: The PUMA Whirlwind Classic trainer in grey/amazon green now available at 80s Casual Classics.