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b-boy fashion 80s casual classics 12/04/2019
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Classic B-Boy Style At 80s Casual Classics

B-Boy fashion started when a group of Bronx breakers realised that tracksuits looked just as good when you were busting out the Jackhammer. In order to talk about B-Boy fashion we must first look at its inception. In the late 70s and early 80s, there was a massive cultural shift in America, and with it a new musical genre was born. Hip-Hop stood up for the marginalised youths in society, rejecting the white elite social order of the time. Hip-Hop began making waves across the US and became a major... Read More

Puma California Trainer 17/02/2019
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The PUMA California Was Born In The Magical Tennis Era Of The 1980s

The PUMA California trainer came straight from the courts courtesy of the Argentinian tennis legend Guillermo Vilas. Performance court shoes made a massive impact in the 1980s thanks to endorsements and sponsorship deals with some of the very greatest. Diadora had Björn Borg with the legendary Borg Elite (1981) a style that is still regarded as one of the greatest 80s casual trainers of all time. Nike had John McEnroe with the Nike Air Trainer 1 (1986) and PUMA had the Argentinian tennis icon, Guillermo Vilas with the California (1982). Alongside Borg and... Read More

PUMA Suede clyde 13/01/2019
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From The Courts To The Streets: The Story Of The PUMA Suede

The PUMA Suede story started back in 1968, over the next 20 years it would become a B-Boy icon and one of the most celebrated PUMA styles of all time. The same year Adi Dassler was releasing 3 stripes training classics like the Gazelle and the Perfekt , PUMA, still under the direction of his brother, Rudolf Dassler, introduced the Suede. The PUMA Suede captured the growing civil rights movement in the US, with Puma sponsoring Tommie Smith and John Carlos, two African American athletes at the 1968 Olympics in... Read More

PUMA Red Star 13/10/2018

The PUMA Red Star Trainer is Revived From The PUMA Archives In True Retro Style

Classic casual style trainers like the PUMA Red Star were first released in the 1980s for athletes and indoor training. Rewind back to the late 70s and early 80s for a second. Dance crews were spinning around on their heads, blasting out the latest tracks from Afrika Bambaataa, whilst the original casuals were spreading their wings across the UK. Both were kitted out head to toe in the latest sportswear with the freshest PUMA ‘kicks’ on their feet. The performance heritage of the German sportswear brands like PUMA was always... Read More

PUMA Whirlwind trainer 05/08/2018

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... Read More

PUMA rainbow trainer OG 23/02/2018

PUMA Revives The Rainbow Retro Runner & The TK Indoor Tennis Trainer

From the PUMA Rainbow retro runner to classic court trainers, we’ve got a great selection of PUMA styles landing at 80s Casual Classics. There has always been something unique about that classic PUMA look. The Dassler brothers have become two of the most influential people to ever exist in the trainer world with Adi pursuing his own 3 stripes path and Rudolph taking the reigns of the PUMA label. The 70s and 80s saw a wealth of classic PUMA styles that will always be admired from performance to every day casual... Read More

PUMA Savannah Jacket 27/11/2017
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Its An 80 Casual Classics B-Boy Thing…

80s B-Boy culture was all about street dancing, old skool hip hop and being kitted out head to toe in PUMA. You may have seen the original B-Boy’s of the late 70’s and early 80’s, spinning around on their heads alongside an old skool ghetto blaster pumping out catchy electronic beats from the likes of Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash. The original B-Boy culture coming out neighbourhoods such as the Bronx and Brooklyn of New York City was as influential to 80s youth culture as punk and the casual movement... Read More

Winter Dressers 15/11/2017
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Winter Dressers #1

The winter season is all about getting the best gear on without sacrificing your casual tastes. With a title like ‘Winter Dressers’, we could start rabbiting on about glitzy party frocks, but that’s not very likely is it. However,  for those who know their stuff and understand what we’re all about, ‘Winter Dressers’ is basically a concept of winter gear for the dressers out there. Those who may opt for the classic Borg’ and Fila shorts combo on their summer holidays still need to look just as good in the... Read More

PUMA Liga Trainer 02/11/2017

Check Out Our Great Selection Of PUMA Trainer Classics

From the latest PUMA Liga trainer to OG leather iterations of the Te-Ku, we’ve got all your classic PUMA needs covered at 80s CC. For those of you who weren’t aware, PUMA was born out of the Dassler brothers, 2 of the most influential people to ever exist in the trainer world.  In 1948 the two Dassler brothers decided to take their own direction with Adolf creating the 3 stripes brand (adidas), going on to create some of the most talked about trainers of all time. His brother Rudolph Dassler... Read More

PUMA Te Ku 07/09/2017

The PUMA Te-Ku Makes A Come Back In True OG Format

Classic PUMA doesn’t get much better than the re-release of the Te-Ku straight from the sportswear archives. Originally released back in the late 70’s, 1978 to be exact, the PUMA Te-Ku makes its comeback with a very exclusive UK release. Back in an era when PUMA were really making a name for themselves on the courts, silhouettes like the Clyde from 1973 had started a growing demand for the German sportswear label. The Te-Ku followed on with the growing success of earlier court styles with a Made in Yugoslavia and... Read More