Now everybody acknowledge the chunky sneakers wonder, but it's hard to get which brand opened the Pandora's box, bringing this model back to fame. Puma's been here since day one, basically from it first reissued the Puma Thunder, a bulky style fairly similar to the Alexander McQueen collaboration. First it was the Thunder Spectra, and then it fell to the Desert and the Thunder 4 Life, equipped with a multi-layer leather upper enriched by some nappy suede overlays. Read more…
Few more words on the Thunder Desert: if compared to the Spectra, they boast a heavier structure and a louder look, also because of a thick foam-injected midsole giving the shoe its typical round shape. Available in women's sizes too, the style usually handles neutral hues to highlight a very peculiar ensemble, unlike the Thunder Spectra which are used to flashy colors. Following a restyling process that involves every Puma department, the Thunder project goes through many modern-day takes of vault retro sneakers, getting close to the new attitude of the company, which is trying - and succeeding - to balance background pushes with Puma's natural urge to innovate. Visit our dedicated page and dig deep into Puma's archives!