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PUMA Palermo OG trainer 09/10/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Palermo OG Trainer

The PUMA Palermo OG trainer takes its name from the Sicilian capital with its Mafia connections and Mediterranean coastlines. PUMA have gone all out over the last 12 months or so with their very special archive releases. From the original GAT trainer (we still don’t really know if that one was originally Rudolph or Adi), the Oslo, the Mallorca & the Delphin to name a few were all treated to an archive re-release. This time around its the turn of the PUMA Palermo trainer, an original gum soled performance training... Read More

PUMA Army GAT Trainer OG 22/08/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Army Trainer

The PUMA Army trainer, also known as the GAT, was originally designed as an all purpose training shoe for the West German Army. The original Germany Army trainer, or GAT as it is also known, is an OG training shoe that is clouded in Dassler drama. Was it the PUMA Army trainer or the adidas Army trainer? Are there any other global brands like PUMA & adidas that were led by two rival brothers? Oasis & the Gallagher brothers might be a shout from a band perspective, but as far... Read More

PUMA Easy Rider OG 14/08/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Easy Rider Trainer

The PUMA Easy Rider Trainer is an OG running shoe from the late 1970s which is now revived from the archives. Although the Easy Rider trainer was not connected with the rebellious road movie about two freewheeling motorcyclists from 1969, its influences on the world are just as great. The PUMA Suede had already captured the hearts of the running world, thanks to Tommie Smith and John Carlo at the Mexico Olympics in 1968 with their Black Power salutes. Moving into the late 70s & early 1980s, running trainer technology... Read More

PUMA Oslo City Vintage 18/06/2021
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The PUMA Oslo City Returns In An OG 80s Colourway

The PUMA Oslo City trainer is an original style from PUMA’s celebrated City series and now returns in an OG inspired vintage colourway from the 1980s. The PUMA Oslo City trainer is a prime example of why we will always love the vintage trainer styles from the past. It’s so simple in design yet super clean & practical at the same time. It’s hard to believe the Oslo City is actually one of PUMA’s oldest trainers. First introduced back in 1952, 2022 will mark the 70th anniversary since the vintage... Read More

PUMA Future Rider retro 03/06/2021

The Latest PUMA Future Rider Retro Trainer Features Subtle Touches Of Neon

The PUMA Future Rider Retro trainer draws inspiration from the original Fast Rider trainer from 1980. Wherever neon is concerned, it’s usually about speed and tempo. Whether its pair of glow sticks going mental at a 90s Gabber rave at 180 BPM or Usain Bolt’s Trinomic Hawthorne Neon trainers speeding past you at 26 miles per hour. Neon has long been associated with ravers & runners. The question is why? Well for the runners it’s obviously about the extra visibility. For the rave scene it’s just something that has become... Read More

PUMA Mallorca trainer history 25/03/2021
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The PUMA Mallorca Trainer Is Revived From The Archives

The PUMA Mallorca trainer is a classic casual style that was first introduced in the 1970s & is now revived from the archives for 2021. When we think of Mallorca, we think of Balearic beats, white sandy beaches, limestone mountains, palm trees & days spent in the sunshine without a care in the world. Forget the lilos and the parasols for a second though, as the picturesque Balearic Island is also the name of a classic PUMA trainer from the golden era of casual sportswear. The PUMA Mallorca trainer is... Read More

PUMA DELPHIN TRAINER HISTORY 14/01/2021
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Delphin Trainer

The PUMA Delphin trainer is an OG PUMA silhouette that was originally released in the 1970s & now arrives at 80s Casual Classics. Taking the German word for ‘Dolphin’, the PUMA Delphin trainer is now revived from the German sportswear label’s extensive archives. Headed up by Mr Puma himself, Helmut Fischer, the PUMA archive is something like the equivalent of Disney World to the adult trainer enthusiast, boasting over 8000 different shoes from PUMA’s rich sporting history. Sadly the archives are not open to the average trainer enthusiast which only... Read More

PUMA Dallas trainer history 19/11/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Dallas Trainer

The PUMA Dallas trainer was a must have casual style of the 1980s and is now brought back for a very special archival release. For November 2020, PUMA have now revived the Dallas from the archives for a very special re-release. Who doesn’t love the classic stuff from PUMA? After the introduction of game-changing silhouettes like the PUMA Suede in 1968 & then the Clyde in the 1973, PUMA quickly became a respectable household game. American athlete, Tommie Smith, famously raised his fist in defiance at the Mexico City Olympics... Read More

PUMA Oslo City trainer history 26/09/2020
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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... Read More

PUMA Madrid London trainer 17/09/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Madrid Trainer

The PUMA Madrid trainer now makes a grand return to 80s CC for 2020 with an ‘Old Smoke’ twist on the Continental casual trainer style. We all love a special archive trainer re-release don’t we? And when it comes to the classic casual styles from PUMA it doesn’t really get much better than this one. We’re talking about the PUMA Madrid trainer of course, an ultimate casual trainer style from the 1970s that is now revived from the Herzogenaurach archives. After the Dassler brothers parted ways, the Bavarian born brothers... Read More

PUMA Roma 1968 Italy 21/05/2020
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The PUMA Roma 68 Trainer Celebrates European Football Glory

Winning and hosting a major football tournament seems like a good time to release a celebration trainer doesn’t it? Of course it does, and that’s exactly what the PUMA Roma trainer was for Italy. Maybe England should have cashed in on a celebratory trainer after winning the World Cup in 1966 because there hasn’t exactly been much to shout about since for England fans since has there! Who would of made the trainer though? Gola perhaps? Anyway, that’s a question for another day as we’re here to talk about the... Read More

Puma Future Rider Trainer 11/04/2020

Introducing the PUMA Future Rider & Style Rider To 80s CC

The running heritage of the PUMA Fast Rider is re-invented with the latest Future Rider & Style Rider. PUMA’s running heritage goes back to the 1960s when Tommie Smith and John Carlos famously raised their fists as a sign of protest on the winners podium for the 200m sprint at the Mexico Olympics in 1968. Both athletes were wearing PUMA trainers at the time with the spectacle becoming one of the most iconic moments in Olympic history. Whilst the Dassler brothers were looking to bag the best athletes to endorse... Read More

PUMA Fast Rider 14/02/2020
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PUMA Fast Rider: The Original Jogging Trainer

The PUMA Fast Rider was a game changer in the world of running shoes and featured the famous Federbein studded outsole. When we talk about the legacy of running shoes and trainer designs, it’s always the 1980s that gets a mention. During the 80s the big sportswear brands like adidas, New Balance & PUMA went head to head with who could create the fastest and the comfiest running shoe of them all. adidas gave us legendary running styles like the Oregon, New Balance the 99x Series and PUMA the Rider... Read More

PUMA Ralph Sampson history 16/01/2020
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Ralph Sampson Trainer

The PUMA Ralph Sampson trainer continued the basketball legacy of the German sportswear brand throughout the 1980s. The legacy of the PUMA Ralph Sampson trainer goes way back to the 1970s with the dominance of the German sportswear brand on the basketball court and the rise of the legendary PUMA Suede silhouette. The Suede had already set the bar as far as indoor court trainers could go, and the Basketball connection went to all new levels courtesy of Walt Frazier and the Clyde trainer in 1973. The street connection was... Read More

Sportswear Trainers 80s Films Main Rocky IV 18/12/2019

Some Of The Best Sportswear Featured in Films From The 80s

We take a look at how sportswear, casual fashion and trainers influenced some of the biggest films from the 80s. It wasn’t just on the terraces, the tennis courts, the gyms, the workout studios or the streets where sportswear took its hold in the 80s, it also made a massive impact on the big screen. Movies’ marvelled in sportswear throughout the 1980s showcasing everything from iconic adidas styles to centre court classics. The birth of the all action hero saw big guns, close body combat skills and vigorous work-out routines... Read More

PUMA Roma 68 History Trainer 15/11/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Roma 68 Trainer

The PUMA Roma 68 trainer was originally released to celebrate the UEFA Euro Championship in Italy back in 1968. Although the PUMA Roma 68 trainer may have officially launched in 1968, its definitely got a certain 80s swagger about it. What’s great about a lot of sports shoes from this particular era, and the same goes for adidas, is how the lines between performance and lifestyle then merged together throughout the 70s and 80s. Subtle updates and re-releases introduced the shoe to new wearers with the introduction of full tracksuits... Read More

Puma Fast Rider History 30/10/2019
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Everything You Need To Know About The PUMA Fast Rider

The history of the PUMA Fast Rider trainer goes back to the early 80s and a new era of trainer traction from the German sportswear brand. Decades before the running boom of the 70s & 80s, PUMA’s running trainer heritage had already firmly stuck its spikes into the running world. German athlete, Armin Harry, wore a pair of PUMA running shoes as he crossed the line for the 100 meter sprint at the Rome Olympics in 1960. Funnily enough he then switched to wearing a pair of adidas trainers for... Read More

PUMA Crack Trainer 26/07/2019
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The PUMA Crack Trainer Was Also Born In The Golden Era Of Super Suede Styles

Sounding something like a free base version of the Clyde, the PUMA Crack trainer is just as important as any when it comes to retro PUMA styles. When we talk about Rudolph Dassler designed OG suede trainer styles from PUMA its generally the Suede or the Clyde that steals all the attention. The PUMA Crack trainer is however just as important as any style when looking back at the heritage of the Herzogenaurach born sportswear brand over the last 50 or so years. After Adi Dassler (adidas) and Rudolf Dassler (PUMA) decided... Read More

Nike Wimbledon Trainer 28/06/2019
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The Soles Of Winners: Tennis Trainers You Need To Know

We take a look at 4 retro style tennis trainers from the 80s including legendary McEnroe court styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer. Trainer tech has evolved massively since the 80s with the latest fabric engineering and underfoot cushioning systems now available from all the major sportswear brands. However, one thing still remains and that’s the love for retro 80s tennis trainer styles. Original winning styles like the Nike Wimbledon trainer for example, as worn famously worn by John McEnroe, or the Diadora Borg Elite trainer as famously worn by... Read More

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