PUMA’s Thunder Spectra Takes Inspiration from ’90s Design and Old McQueen Collabs

Closely trailing the release of their RS-0 RE-INVENTION earlier this month, PUMA continues a run of defiant, modern-day styles with the all-new Thunder Spectra.

Taking its inspiration from both ’90s running silhouettes and PUMA x McQueen collaborations of old, a contemporary bulk widens the shoe’s hyper-aggressive stance. Exaggerated midsole tooling doesn’t quite scream “dad shoe,” but something a bit removed like a distant cousin. Mesh and nubuck account for much of the silhouette’s real estate while leather paneling and a PUMA formstripe juxtapose well with the shoe’s sporty dynamic.

The shoe’s debut colorway in black is ideal for the rollout. Exceptional color blocking finds the upper where red, yellow and light blue adorns the lace collar and heel. A lighter blue shade then intertwines with the white midsole.

The PUMA Thunder Spectra is set to release on April 28 for $120 at PUMA.com.

PUMA Thunder Spectra
PUMA Thunder Spectra
PUMA Thunder Spectra
PUMA Thunder Spectra
PUMA Thunder Spectra
PUMA Thunder Spectra