In the 70’s and 80’s, PUMA unleashed a full court fury with its tennis shoes – they were exactly what players needed for grand slam level play. With soles that conformed to the foot in all white leather with occasional coloured Formstripes, they were a rising crowd-pleaser on courts around the world and it quickly put PUMA at the top of its game, attracting some of the world’s best players such as Argentina’s Guillermo Vilas and Germany’s Boris Becker.
In 1985, PUMA signed a 17-year old tennis player with a fast game, enormous potential, and underdog appeal. He went by the name of Boris Becker. His unexpected title win in 1985 launched a career that forever influenced the game of tennis and earned him the nicknames Baron Von Slam, Boom Boom, and more. Becker played in PUMA from head to toe to racquet. His serve is still the fastest and his game still one of the best ever played.
Now PUMA is re-entering this field with its old time classics. Not to play in, but to live in. Court Star Re-issued for the first time, this slightly chunkier version of the PUMA Match hails from the 80’s and is a classic in its own
right. Its soft leather upper is highlighted by classic gold foil branding and a coloured midsole for an aged, vintage look whilst retaining the perforated Formstripe that has adorned PUMA tennis shoes since the 50’s.
This original PUMA style is an all-round easy to wear casual sneaker with simple and clean tennis coding. A Touch of Class.