We invited Charles Duncan [Freshness Contributor] to help us create the the San Francisco Version of the RS100 at the Mongolian BBQ. Vote for the Charles’ shoe at the bottom of the page.
Here’s some more from Charles…
I recently had the opportunity to customize a pair of PUMA RS-100’s from PUMA’s Mongolian Shoe BBQ experience in San Francisco. Having iD’ed many kicks form Nike’s 255 Design Studio, my standard was set high for the PUMA experience to meet.
As my host walked me up to the BBQ kiosk I was impressed by its design reminiscent of a modern Japanese street vendors food cart. The front of kiosk housed a display case of already customized kicks and helped me see how the finished product could look. On the other side of the kiosk were kitchen style aluminum food bins holding all materials in all colors for the 20 customizable parts of the shoe.
The extensive material options included: various premium leathers, perforated leather, camo, PUMA branded patterns along with your standard leather in various colors. The ability to see and feel the actual materials was pretty dope. It minimizes surprises you might have when your shoes show-up in the mail.
Swiping the materials across a super-market style bar code reader quickly displays your pattern on a screen. One of my frustrations with NIKEiD is the considerable lag in displaying your updated shoe after you’ve chosen and option. Changing angles of the shoe was also extremely quick. The overall speed of the system made for a very hassle-free experience.
In the end I found the whole experience very dope. I definitely recommend thinking about what you want to create before hand and try to come up with something that speaks for yourself. You don’t want your custom kicks ending up being a general release at your favorite sneaker spot.
Freshness PUMA Mongolian BBQ Shoe Giveaway
Vote for your favorite Freshness PUMA Mongolian BBQ shoe and get chance to receive a pair of your own.
- 1 vote per person, additional votes will disqualify you.
- Voting starts January 4th and ends January 14th at 11:59 pm.
- Winner will receive a pair of the winning Freshness PUMA Mongolian BBQ shoe or a Gift Card to design your own.