Porsche and Puma today announced that they are collaborating on a special sneaker series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the legendary Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
First unveiled for widespread acclaim at the Paris Motor Show in 1972, the car was named in honor of the Carrera Panamericana Road Race, in which Porsche won its class in 1954 with a 550 Spider. The first Porsche to carry the Carrera name, when the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was released, was the fastest production vehicle to leave Germany at 152 mph (245 km / h).
To celebrate that legacy, Puma has created the Puma x Porsche Suede RS 2.7, which will be limited to just 500 examples per color. The production of this limited series is the first stop of special sports cars, of which the Porsche Group 4 has made only 500 to satisfy the same rules.
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Inspired by the paint options available to 911 Carrera RS 2.7 customers in the 70’s, the shoes are offered in 10 colors. The eight color combinations of shoes will be available worldwide, while orange and black shoes will be sold exclusively in Holland and white and black shoes will be offered exclusively to Japanese customers.
In addition to the color, the shoes will have an RS 2.7 motif on the back and the side of the heel will have Porsche’s name and an inscription marking it as one of the 500 limited edition shoes. Inside, meanwhile, is a Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7 printed image on the insole.
Similar to the car it celebrates now, the Puma Suede was initially a limited edition product. With just 307 pairs of early runs, it was created to celebrate track and field Olympian Tommy Smith’s competition numbers.
Now being sold in France (the only market where we can find prices) Puma x Porsche Suede RS 2.7 retail € 120 (current exchange rate $ 127 USD). For that money, in addition to shoes, you get free admission to the Porsche Museum until the end of 2022.