To follow up with the release of the Polar Pack, PUMA x atmos x Mitsuaki Iwago have teamed up yet again to release the Asia pack. The Asia Pack will be on sale at atmos NYC and Ubiq Philadelphia beginning on July 26, 2008.The first shoe in the Asia pack is the PUMA x atmos Crested Ibis Clyde. Drawing inspiration from the Crested Ibis of the Shaanxi Province of China the shoe features a pink upper that is a direct reference of the featherless head of the bird, while the side panels are decorated with a feather design to mimic the bird's wings. The shoes come with three sets of colored laces and have the atmos "A" on the lace tips and heel. They are currently ranked as endangered and were thought to be completely extinct until 1981.
Each shoe in the collection captures the unique characteristics of a specific animal, and features Mr. Iwago's photography on the removable insole. The name and habitat of each animal is on the reverse tongue and the outsole in both English and Japanese. The shoes were created in hopes of bringing attention to our impact on these endangered animals.
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