Setting the nostalgic value and possible appreciation aside for these Alexander McQueen Puma Tech Ko black trainers, these tonal cut-out sneakers with an architectural touch are quite the grown-up’s sneaker dream (or the sneaker boy’s grown-up dream). Marrying McQueen’s irreverent taste for out-of-the-box designs with PUMA’s sporty style, the resulting collaboration (which has been going on for quite a few years now) has been collections of sleek trainers that hits just the right amount of glamor into practicality.
The newly released black Tech KO trainers are crafted from a mix of premium black leather in full-grain and smooth, and fabric to create textural depth since the kicks are pretty much basic and tonal (albeit the indigo panel in the heel from which the McQueen logo is). For those who has been following McQueen’s work with PUMA, the designer had been rather obsessed with the human body, especially the skeletal structure, and he had incorporated the concept into his designs. The cut out panel around the ankle has both the skeletal and architectural quality, and adds an interesting deconstructed, minimalist vibe to the sneakers.
Perfect for low-key gentlemen who appreciates comfort and innovative design, these shoes will go a long way (not to mention McQueen items have been flying out of stores since the designer’s death, so these are likely to become ultra coveted). They are now available at OAK.