The Merlion plays an inspirational role in street culture’s tribute to Singapore’s 50th year of independence. This tribute is embodied in collaborative sneakers dubbed Blaze of Glory SG50, which is the brainchild of PUMA and Limited Edt. This drop marks the beginning of a three-chapter project between PUMA and Limited EDT.
The Blaze of Glory SG50 is refreshed with premium materials and contrasting textures that mimic the features of the mythical Merlion. Inspired by its mane, silver grey pony hair are incorporated in the toecap, 3D printed fishscales on 3M reflective material to represent the creature’s body for the main bulk of the upper design, and a speckled transcluscent rubber outsole to symbolize water from where it stands. Paying further homage to Singapore’s heritage and national flag, the shoe also features red and white shoe laces and heel tabs, as well as custom insoles that tell the story of how Singapore became known as the lion city. A limited run of 215 collector edition boxes are in store for the early heads.
Mandeep Chopra, founder of Limited Edt says, “We are extremely excited to work on our first ever PUMA collaboration and with this being such a significant year in the history of Singapore, we felt it fitting to take inspiration from one of our nations most beloved national symbols. Equally exciting is this is the first instalment of a 3-part collaboration project with PUMA. Look out for the next chapters in the near future!”
The PUMA x Limited Edt Blaze of Glory SG50 drops exclusively at Limited Edt stores (Marina Bay Sands, 313 Somerset, Queensway and JEM) and www.limitededt.com from 21 August 2015 and globally on 28 August 2015 through lifestyle and sneaker boutiques.