So Ronnie Fieg, best know for Kith NYC and his many collaborations with major brands across the word is continuing his strong relationship with Puma to bring you their latest joint venture – The Sakura Project. The collection comprises of the R698 and an all-new mid-top silhouette designed by Ronnie Fieg, the RF698. The colour way of the sneakers are inspired by the sakura cherry blossom season in Tokyo at varying times within it.
Aaaand nSo the R698 represents the early half of the cherry blossom phenomenon, as it displays a light colour palette. The upper is constructed from pigskin suede, which is colour blocked burgundy on the toe box, light pink amidst the quarter panels and white for the vamp and collar. The lateral formstripe is scythed thus exhibiting a petal like effect. The midsole is also colour blocked to blend in with the upper.