ART NUMBER: 1166-3
MADE IN: WEST GERMANY
PUMA has a history of releasing shoes after host cities of Olympic Games. The PUMA Oslo is one of them after it was held there in 1952. Originally manufactured in Germany, the shoe was re-released in the 1980’s and then again in 2013. The style is always fresh.
One of the more unique features is the notched gum sole. It definitely stands out from other PUMA sole designs. The shoe comes in leather with a suede formstripe and toe-wrap. The most popular colourways feature white leather upper and bold coloured suede formstripe. The logo is featured on the back heel tab has the same background colour as the stripe. One part of the shoe I really like is the sole. When you flip it over, the design is unique and has a PUMA block on the bottom. It is a shame that as we are walking around no one can see that beautiful aspect of the shoe. If you own one, I highly recommend propping your feet up when possible and showing it off.
In 2013 the shoe was released in original colourways as well as a black version. They also released a style called “MMQ” (Macht Mit Qualität which is German for ‘Made with Quality’) style that has a white sole and more modern styling. However, the design with the gum sole is the better looking shoe.
The original re-release from the 1980’s feature a logo tag on the tongue proudly saying the shoe was created in Germany. The releases from 2013 will not have that; something to look for if you’re attempting to buy a classic. I really enjoy the look of the Oslo. The original design is smooth and sleek and the mix of leather and suede helps the shoe stand out among many of today’s modern trainers.
Text: Jennifer Gonzalez