Inspirations come from everywhere. For Solebox’s founder Hikmet Sugoer, his inspiration for the Trinomic XS850 Adventurer Pack came from his adventures in the US.
In collaboration with global sports brand PUMA, the influential Berlin-based sneaker store will release the first part of Adventurer Pack trilogy with the archive running silhouette, the Trinomic XS850.
First introduced in the ’90s, the XS850 was renowned for its distinctive use of the revolutionary PUMA Trinomic System, the hexagonal honeycomb-like cells in the sole that compressed and rebounded load. It quickly found favour amongst runners who enjoyed the cushioned ride.
And now, it has found its way from the track to the streets.
Having initially released exclusively at Solebox in Germany, the new PUMA Adventurer Pack, which consists of 3 drops, is set for a worldwide release throughout the year.
The idea behind it references a time in the late 90s or early 2000s, where resourceful European sneaker heads frequently ventured to the US to look for rare, vintage or new footwear that were unavailable in their local markets. Selling these exclusive imports soon turned out to be a profound business model and in some cases laid the foundation to the opening of an actual store.
Hikmet brought the Puma Trinomic XS850 Adventurer Pack to Berlin when he was in the States. From there, he picked up an addiction to Jelly Belly, a true American jellybean treat when he was in the US. The Berry Blue-flavoured jellybean, which is his favourite flavour, was the inspiration to the colourways of these rare sneakers.
The Trinomic XS850 Adventurer Pack, which is priced at RM 429, will be made available at official Juice KL stores in Malaysia from 27th June 2015 (Saturday) onwards.