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Sneakers Published: April 7, 2016 Updated: February 19, 2019  |  WORDS: Hana Kim

PUMA x Crossover Velvet Twin Pack ‘Roses’

PUMA x Crossover Velvet Twin Pack first release is named ‘Roses’. A closer look at the shoe here. 

PUMA x Crossover collaborative Velvet Twin Pack comprises two designs, each released separately. First up on April 15th: A Blaze of Glory (BOG) shoe named ‘Roses’.

‘Roses’ was inspired by “Blue Velvet”, a neo-noir mystery film by David Lynch. Consequently, the shoe’s designs are largely informed by the film’s opening scene featuring layers of red roses, white fences and blue skies.

But the devil is in the details. The shoe features tonal gray mesh uppers, luxurious nubuck and leather on the toe box and a speckled cage. The gloomy color tones are meant to depict the dark themes that play out in the film. ‘Rose’ really gets its name from the pink on the shoe tongue, the rose stencil print near the heel and the rose-printed insole.

The official launch will be held exclusively at Crossover Mid Valley on Friday, April 15th. The shoe will also be available in Singapore at Limited Edt, but a firm release date and local pricing have not yet been revealed.

After ‘Roses’ comes a second release of the pack, titled ‘Mystery’, a Disc Blaze model. Like ‘Roses’, ‘Mystery’ is also inspired by the film ‘Blue Velvet’. That much we know – in keeping with its name, the release date for ‘Mystery’ remains largely unknown.

Update (April 7th, 5.34pm GMT+8): The PUMA x Crossover Velvet Twin Pack ‘Roses’ will be available at Limited Edt from April 23rd.

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