Puma Suede XLV Book

Wednesday, November 27, 2013



 Photos: Ian Logan


I have been waiting excitedly to be able to talk about this project for the past few months now. So  frigging honored to be part of the PUMA "XLV Stories of the Puma Suede" book which was done by Puma and Acclaim Magazine to celebrate the 45th anniversary of the Puma Suede.

When this HUGE book arrived I was stunned - biggest "sneaker"  box I have ever seen - the presentation (see photos above) was truly amazing on every level - nothing could have prepared me for this!

The book is a limited edition - only 2,000 copies were made and the rad Sapphire shoes they sent me as a gift, are even rarer - only 450 total in the world. And this may freak some of you sneaker collectors out, but I think I may just have to wear them - they are too damn cool not to! Made in Japan with the Sapphire name on the side = cool for sure, but  I am really loving the color!

OK, back to the book, it contains stories from 45 influencers and their personal realtionship with the Puma Suede. I just saw that I'm in the section MOVERS  along with pro skateboarder Bucky Lasek, Yoheu Uchino (BMX) and a bunch of the B-Boys!  And that I am one of two girls featured - the other being Yo! M.A.F.I.A the Australian DJ - love that she is in there with me! Another rad shout out goes to Jimbo Phillips who is also featured in the CREATORS section.

As some of you know, my history with the Puma Suede started back in the late 70's when they sponsored me during my pro skateboard days. Even now I wear suede's with anything and everything. The secret to their longevity (in my opinion) are the clean, classic lines & great functionality. I love them!

Thanks to Puma & Acclaim Magazine for the interview and including me in this awesome piece of sneaker history.  xx


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