ART NUMBER: 117
MADE IN: WEST GERMANY
Once again we come across a pair of Puma’s which shares the same name and style of a model which has slight differences in its appearance. We’ve previously featured a pair of Puma Heynckes-Comet’s but this pair other pair has been un-earthed for us to look over. Named after the famous Germany footballer Jupp Heynckes, who was one of Puma’s key sponsors at the, it was no real surprise that her was one of the selected few to have his own model shoe.
Although they share the majority of their similarities with the earlier Heyncknes-Comet reviewed, their build, shape and details are just as alike to a pair of Puma Jeans we’ve also covered. The features of their shape, form, sole, Olympic logo and even top-piece section is identical to that of the Jeans. The only difference being their colourway.
Although there are no manufacturing details with this pair it’s fair to say they would’ve been made in West Germany like other models of their time. Like other models which were stamped with the Olympic symbol, it’s likely that they were produced at a time to tie with the one of the games which featured the German footballer.
A shoe that was popular amongst the 80s casuals and terraced cultures for their simplicity and clean aesthetics, they’re a style of shoe that’s currently missing from Puma’s range. It’s a shame as they’re deserving of retro, especially at a time when other shoes from the same era are making a come-back.
Text: Professor B