• Apr 25, 2009

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Puma Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball 3000 edition shoe

The Gumball 3000 is set for its 11th running next month, and as part of the rally, Puma, an official sponsor of the event, has released a limited-edition driving shoe. Named the Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball, this motorsports sneaker features black and silver leather, the Gumball logo on the tongue, and the rally route printed inside. The design also includes a tread inspired by racing tires, a rounded heal, and a vulcanized rubber outsole. The rally will visit Puma stores throughout the event including Los Angeles, Dallas, Orlando, and Miami where they will also release a Puma Gumball t-shirt. More details on these special edition shoes in the press release after the jump.




[Source: Gumball 3000]

PRESS RELEASE:

Westford, MA (April 15, 2009) - PUMA® takes Gumball 3000 to the streets and the web with product designed exclusively for the 3000-mile "coast to coast," celebrity-studded event. As official sponsor of the 2009 Gumball 3000 Rally, PUMA will release a brand new motorsport sneaker in celebration of the global event as well as a series of limited edition t-shirts.

Designed in collaboration with Gumball 3000, the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball is a black and silver leather and mesh sneaker featuring a co-branded tongue and foot bed highlighting the cities along the Gumball 3000 route. Each driver will be given this exclusive style for their coast-to-coast adventure. In addition, 200 pairs of the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 Mid Gumball will be available exclusively at Journeys.com for $105 beginning on April 27th, just in time for the Gumball Rally fans to join in on the fun. PUMA will launch an inline version of the PUMA Speed Cat 2.9 nationwide in a variety of colors and styles in June 2009, as part of their fall motorsport collection. The Speed Cat 2.9 is an evolution of a classic iconic silhouette the Speed Cat, but updated for today's urban consumer. True to form, it still incorporates classic characteristics from the original yet fused with updated components. Details include original Speed Cat outsole tread inspired by motorsport tires, the rounded heel for better contact and functionality for hitting high speed maneuvers, the vulcanized outsole; the reinterpreted PUMA toe cat and a lacing closure system for ease of comfort and stability.

With PUMA Stores featured throughout the Gumball 3000 route, PUMA will also release three limited edition t-shirts sold exclusively on store.puma.com, select PUMA Store locations in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Orlando and Miami and at on-site Gumball 3000 events during the rally. Available for $20 each, the exclusive PUMA Gumball t-shirts will be a commemorative piece for participants, enthusiasts and fans alike.


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      • 5 Years Ago
      "rounded heel"
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, those are nice shoes!
      • 5 Years Ago
      They look better than most of the pudgy bloated crappy shoes out these days, but they still aren't tight enough.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I will be at the start line on Friday in LA. I can't wait.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will they help me run away after I've driven head-on into an oncoming car while speeding?
      • 5 Years Ago
      The T shirts are only about $10 overpriced. How much overpriced are the shoes?
        • 5 Years Ago
        I guess the correct answer is they are overpriced about 70 bucks give or take a few. They are, however, very cool, and in actuality worth what people will pay for them. I'm sure you guys who bought them will wear them proudly. That is the way the market is supposed to work. Build an attractive product the people want and you charge a premium price for it. The market works. It works the same way with vehicles. Put what the people want on the showroom floor at a price they can afford, and you won't have to ever worry about chapter 11.
        • 5 Years Ago
        They cost what you pay for any pair of name branded shoes.100 dollars. well, i think it was 104.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I love anything car related....idk
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is it 1990 again?
      I know looks doesn't matter here, I just couldn't help myself...
        • 5 Years Ago
        It's not about the looks. Those shoes give you an extra 15 horse.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No I'm not, I mean I rly dislike the looks.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Those shoes are dope as hell. I wish they came in white(and blue)
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could see myself wearin them.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If they don't come in size 16 US, then I don't care.
      • 5 Years Ago
      awesome. Just ordered them.
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