If you're looking for a pair of kicks to match your Porsche style, you're in luck. Porsche Design and Puma have partnered for a lineup of shoes to celebrate the pantheon of Porsche's legendary 911 Turbo models throughout the ages. Eight new shoes for eight distinct generations of 911 Turbo, how cool is that? There are only five different points of contact between you and your Porsche—two hands on the wheel, two feet on the pedals, one butt in the seat—so why not treat two of them to a fresh pair of Porsche-inspired coverings?
“When Porsche approached us to design a capsule to celebrate the iconic 911 sports car, we were immediately taken by the idea,” says Anja Enja Egger, Head of Business Unit Marketing PUMA Motorsport. "For the collection, PUMA chose its era-defining sneaker, the Future Rider, and the motorsports-inspired Speedcat silhouette to create two different categories for the collection: Air-Cooled and Water-Cooled. “Our ’70s inspired Future Rider silhouette perfectly captures the historic era of the Air-Cooled Porsche 911 sports car, while the Speedcat is a true race-inspired style capturing the slick lines of the water-cooled generations of 911."
The first four generations of 911 Turbo, which spans the 3-liter 930, the 3.3-liter 930, the 964, and the 993—otherwise known as the aircooled years—are represented by Puma's Future Rider shoe. The latter four generations, covering 996, 997, 991, and 992—you know, the watercooled years—are represented by Puma's iconic Speedcat motorsport-inspired shoe.
Porsche and Puma have shown off the eight shoes in this blurred graphic. The final designs won't be released until the shoes are available for purchase on November 15th. You're going to have to be quick though, as the button to early purchase each shoe will only be on the website for 2.7 seconds, which is how long it takes the 992 Turbo to accelerate from 0-60.
Each pair will retail for $150. I've got my eye on the Speed Yellow set, which ostensibly represents the 991 Turbo. I'm fine with that. Sounds great. Which ones are you going to buy?