Ronnie Fieg x Dover Street Market x Puma XT2 Black Achromatic
Make and model: Puma XT2
Condition: New with box
Extras: Leather shoe bag, laces, leather lace bag, Kith x Stance socks
Shipping: USPS Priority Mail, double-boxed
The definition of achromatic is, “without color,” so I (Ronnie Fieg) opted for two executions – Black and White. The goal was to deliver the most premium upper offered on a Puma silhouette to date. I utilized an exquisite high-grade Italian glove leather for the upper, which exhibits an impressive natural grain rarely seen on this form of footwear. We then re-patterned the XT-2’s silhouette in order to replace the typical TPU components, such as the forefoot harnesses and lacelocks, with the same premium Italian leathers. Velvety pig leather was supplemented for the liner and footbeds to provide the most luxurious wear possible, while a quilted detail is located on the inner-tongue for an added design effect. The lush upper and lining combined with the XT-2′s honeycomb Trinomic-technology midsole unit produces an unparalleled comfort which will be immediately noticeable. Custom packaging was also developed for the project, including custom boxes, as well as tonal pig leather dust and lace bags. Two sets of tonal laces also come with each shoe, one flat and one rounded, both finished with metal-plated aglets.