Tsugi Shinsei x Footpatrol Mens in Capulet Olive by Puma
Puma teams up with London's Foot Patrol for a special Tsugi Shinsei
From the Japanese word for ‘next’, PUMA’s Tsugi
silhouette focuses on a combination of unconventional design elements that come
together to form the aesthetic of the collection. With a nod towards Eastern
sensibilities, ‘Shinsei’ translates to ‘reborn’ in Japanese with the futuristic
low-top Tsugi Shinsei Footpatrol also drawing inspiration from a form of
decorative reinforcement stitching practiced in Japan called Sashiko. These decorative
stitches are traditionally used to reinforce points of wear and tear.
The Sashiko stitches ‘reinforcement’ has similarities
to Footpatrol’s close-knit team ethos. On a recent Footpatrol trip to Japan,
the team met with Sashiko expert Akie Ginza, who at the age of 86 has over 40
years of Sashiko practise under her belt. Akie explained that The word
Sashiko means ‘Little Stabs”, a reference to the plain running stitch that
makes up the often geometric, all over patterns. Although the technique was
focused around longevity of fabrics there was a degree of ingenuity and
individuality which turned this technical process into an equally impressive
Capulet Olive in colour with an earthy rubber outsole,
the trainer itself features a premium grain leather, nubuck and cotton canvas
weave upper with knitted inner sock. The tongue and quarter panels have
embroidered and laser-etched Japanese Sashiko pattern with the Footpatrol ‘Gas
Mask’ logo embossed on the rear heel stamp. The laces are toggled with coloured
beads and feature reflective flecks.
Note all available sizes from the pulldown menu. All sizes are listed in U.S. Mens sizes.