In this day and age, manufacturing is being outsourced to countries who are able to offer cheaper labor force. PUMA Japan is clearly bucking the trend by believing in their product, which is completely made in Japan by experienced workers. This Slipstream Snake model comes as the second batch from the Takumi Collection, which celebrates the Japanese craftsmanship of PUMA footwear. Embossed leather panels in the upper replicate snake skin beautifully, contrasting with neighboring smooth leather panels. Both the burgundy and navy versions are currently being offered at mita sneakers and select PUMA dealers in Japan.