Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Les Benjamins x PUMA “Hiking” Collection

Les Benjamins and PUMA are back again for their second co-branded collection, and this time around they’re drawing from the adventurous pastime of hiking. Combining the Istanbul-based clothing brand’s penchant for versatile clothing with the Herzogenaurach-headquartered company’s timeless sports heritage, the collection offers four different silhouettes: an RS-X Mid, Storm, Thunder Disc, and Cell Alien. However, they’re brought together by three connecting threads, bold rubberized badges, Les Benjamins branded hits and premium materials.

The RS-X mid artfully toes the line between sneaker and boot with its high-top silhouette and adds pops of bright red for sporty detailing. The Storm uses a weathered finish on the midsole and an interesting pattern on its Formstripe graphic for a style that’s simultaneously high-fashion and trek-ready. The Thunder Disc reinterprets one of PUMA’s most iconic technological advancements by surrounding its winch-style lacing system with rocky grey hues and a marbled print. Last, but certainly not least, the Cell Alien deviates from the other three models, opting for an extra-sporty colorway rife with neon and blue accents. There are apparel and accessories to be had here as well, with the two partners presenting hoodies, pants, beanies, multifunctional bags, and more. The standout garment, however, is the Storm Jacket, constructed of water-repellant fabric and adorned with badges that match the four footwear offerings. The entire collection is available at PUMA.com, PUMA’s retail locations, and select stockists, with retail prices ranging from $30 to $300 USD.