Porsche and Puma have announced that they will be working together on a series of limited-edition sneakers to celebrate 50 years of the Porsche 911 Carrera RS 2.7.
The car was first unveiled at the Paris Motor Show in 1972, named in honor of the Carrera Panamericana road race, in which Porsche won its class in 1954 with a 550 Spyder. At the time of its release, the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 was the fastest production vehicle to come from Germany with a top speed of 245 km/h.
To celebrate, Puma has created the Puma x Porsche Suede RS 2.7. There will only be 500 pairs made in each color, to honor the fact that Porsche only made 500 of the vehicle to meet Group 4 homologation regulations.
There are 10 colors, each designed to coincide with the paint options available to 911 Carrera RS 2.7 customers in the 70s. Most color options will be available worldwide, but orange and black shoes will be exclusively sold in Holland and the white and black pair will only be offered to Japanese customers.
Another ode to the original car is the RS 2.7 motif on the rear and a photo of the 911 Carrera RS 2.7 printed on the insole. The Porsche name runs down the sides along with an inscription identifying them as one of 500 limited edition shoes.
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When you buy the shoes (which retail for €120 or NZD$199), you also get free entry to the Porsche Museum until the end of 2022.