Unless you have been living under a rock for the past 2 years, you would have noticed that the ‘chunky’ silhouette has been rapidly becoming the go-to trend in footwear. Brands ranging from Balenciaga to YEEZY have embraced this look, with multiple iterations of this silhouette being dropped, of course accompanied by unrealistic price tags.
The PUMA Thunder however, pays homage to past collaborations and silhouettes ahead of their time. Inspired by 90s running silhouettes and the PUMA x McQueen collaboration, the style is a reimagined pair of kicks with a bulky, unapologetic look and feel. The exaggerated tooling, the blown-up proportions and the loud colour-blocking reserve a spot for the Thunder on the international runways. The price tag isn’t too bad either, with the Thunder retailing at R2500 exclusively at Shelflife.