Hello Kitty x Puma Suede 50

by Henrik Buzzi


For over 40 years, fans have been smitten by Hello Kitty. She may only be as tall as five apples and weighs the same as three, but her influence spans the world over, gracing all things ‘kawaii’ since she first debuted in Japan in 1974. The Puma Suede born in 1968 has long established its iconic status with roots in sport and relevance in the sneaker world.

How else can you explain a multi-billion dollar brand built largely on word of mouth? Hello Kitty is for  fans of all ages, making her the perfect addition to the Suede’s 50th Anniversary. Everything about the collection, from the red bow-toms to her milk bottle icon, pays homage to Hello Kitty, the little girl from London who loves fresh-baked cookies and Mama’s apple pie. Bold colors, cheeky graphics and fun, intricate details make this offering uniquely endearing.

We’ve seen the Suede get funky, fresh, chic and sporty. Now, we see the silhouette at its cutest. The PUMA x Hello Kitty Suede Classic toebox, tongue, laces, heel and Formstripe are a radiant red, popping against a Hello Kitty pattern and a chunky white sole. A notable detail includes the red bow-toms that showcase Hello Kitty’s signature bow, beaming through translucent outsoles. Rreleasing February 8 at selected retailers such as hanon.