Meet The PUMA Tsugi Family

Meet The PUMA Tsugi Family

Puma Tsugi

Are you in search of the next big footwear trend? Look no further. PUMA’s newest line of sneakers is just what you need to add some fire to your rotation.

The entire line is inspired by the progressive style of Japanese technology and culture. The word “Tsugi” in Japanese means “next,” fitting the collection perfectly — it’s the next big thing for PUMA and streetwear culture.

Check out all of the Tsugi models available below, and stop back for more of the hottest drops in the Tsugi line.

PUMA Tsugi Netfit

 

It’s time to lace ‘em up and run the streets. The PUMA Tsugi Netfit is inspired by Japanese architecture and has a completely customizable lacing system to take your look to uncharted levels.

How does the lacing system work? The Netfit technology wraps the shoe in a knit and mesh upper with plenty of holes for your laces. These holes allow for endless lacing possibilities that you won’t find anywhere else. It’s the perfect combination of innovation and personalization.

What are you waiting for? It’s time to lace up and make your next move.

PUMA Tsugi Shinsei

PUMA Tsugi ShinseiThe PUMA Tsugi Shinsei is a unique, modern sneaker that takes design cues from past runners, adding to its innovation and style. It’s the perfect combination of progressive design and comfort. The IGNITE FOAM midsole cushions each step to keep your comfortable no matter what your day brings you. The fully knit sock-like upper gives you the lightweight feeling you need, and the snug, locked-in feeling you want. To wrap it up, the covered, side lacing system gives the shoe an edgy look — the epitome of style and the perfect fit just for you.

What’s next? Stay tuned! There are more big things to come from PUMA Tsugi.

Speed Round: A Q&A With Sprinter Andre De Grasse

Speed Round: A Q&A With Sprinter Andre De Grasse

Andre De Grasse

Sprinter Andre De Grasse is one of the fastest humans on this planet and he may very well be one of the most stylish too. His unwavering confidence and flashy look stand out, on and off the track, and play a huge part in his success. Check out our exclusive interview with Andre below.

You’re on your way to a big race: what’s your go-to look from head to toe?

When I’m stepping onto the track, I’m wearing shades all the time. Next, I would be wearing a baseball cap, usually have some earrings in, jewelry on, and then of course, a PUMA track suit with my favorite shoes and my spikes in hand.

If we opened your bag before practice or a big race, what would we find?

I couldn’t go without my headphones. I need my headphones with me at all times. If I’m headed into a big meet, music calms me down. If I didn’t have my headphones for sure that would be mistake No. 1. My spikes are always in my bag – those are obviously very important. Then I always have snacks with me. You’re at track meets for 6+ hours so I always try to bring a bar or a banana with me, something to just snack on while I’m there. But my favorite snack is Honey Teddy Grahams. I ALWAYS have them.

Your sense of style follows you onto the track; What’s the significance of the necklace you wear during races?

I like the style: It makes me who I am. I love shiny objects — anytime I get the opportunity to wear some jewelry, I want to show it off. I change it up for every meet, whatever bracelet or chain I feel like wearing that day, but I try not to make it too heavy. I obviously have to run. Other sports I couldn’t do that — basketball, soccer you can’t do that, but track is one of those non-contact sports where you can wear anything you want and show off your sense of style.

You were a multi-sport athlete growing up. How do you feel basketball and soccer helped prepare you for a sprinting career?

Soccer helped me prepare for sprinting because you need a lot of speed and endurance – and that helps a lot with track. The movements on the field are helpful as well. I’d say basketball helped me with just being elastic — being a bouncy runner, you have to jump a lot. So both sports attributed a lot to it.

How did you first discover your talent for running?

It all started in the 12th grade. I went to a track meet to watch my friend compete. I told him I wanted to go out there and race him. So I ended up racing him. I was in basketball shorts, basketball shoes, full-on basketball attire and I stood up in a suicide position and ran a 10.90 that day. A coach saw me – his name was Tony Sharp — and he really guided me and showed me I had a future in this sport. He told me he believed I could go out there and shock the world. I decided to take his advice and the rest is history.

What specific drills do you focus on to boost your acceleration and speed?

My favorite drill is wickets. It’s something that we do to work on our mechanics, speed, and endurance. My second favorite workout (that a lot of people would think I wouldn’t like because I’m not good at it) is blocks. I love to do things that I’m not good at – it pushes me to work on them and get better and faster.

During the summer games, you were standing right next to some of the world’s fastest men. How did you handle that pressure to keep yourself sharp and locked into the moment?

I think of it as any other meet. It doesn’t really matter how big of a meet it is – whether it’s the world championship or the Olympics, it’s just another meet. I know I’m one of the top guys, I know how far I’ve come, I know how fast I can run, so I focus on myself. If I do that and I execute my race, I know everything is going to go well. As long as I’m healthy and not injured I think a lot of things will go my way.

As you work to get faster, what are you focused on improving?

Like I said, trying to get out of the blocks as quickly as possible – try to be with my competition at 30 meters. I know if I could do that, things will go well in the race. Then, of course, I want to work on my mechanics and speed endurance. I struggle at anything above 200 meters, so I think if I try to focus, things will go well.

Weekly Women’s Must-Haves

Weekly Women’s Must-Haves

Each week we’ll be featuring our top women’s pick and breaking down why it’s an essential for your wardrobe. Check back on Fridays to view our hottest clothing and shoes from gym to street.

adidas Originals Mesh Back T-Shirt

adidas Originals Mesh Back T-Shirt

June 30 – adidas Originals Mesh Back T-Shirt

Everyone searches for summer’s perfect tee, and you’ve just met your match. This adidas Originals T-shirt offers a fashionable twist on a closet staple. It has the classic Trefoil logo in a beach-inspired print, perfect for throwing off those summer vibes. An all-mesh back gives it superior ventilation for when the temps heat up.

We’ve already heard some rave reviews from our customers, “It’s soft, breathable, stylish, and washed well. LOVE IT!” You can never go wrong with an adidas Original Trefoil logo on anything, so cop this top and instantly elevate your summer look.

Nike Air Max Jewell

Nike Air Max Jewell

June 23 Nike Air Max Jewell

Ultra-chic and ultra-sleek. The Nike Air Max Jewell is one of the newest members of the Air Max family, and it’s made especially for women!

Comfy? You bet! The Max Air unit and memory foam in the heel provide a cushioned feel that will keep you comfortable all day long. Flex grooves are cut in the outsole so the shoe moves with your foot, ensuring ultimate flexibility where you need it the most.

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, so it’s no surprise that this Jewell is a must-have for your rotation. So find your favorite color Jewell and make them yours!

adidas Originals Gazelle

adidas Originals Gazelle

June 16 – adidas Originals Gazelle

Looking for your new go-to summer-ready style? Then you’ve found your perfect match! This adidas Originals Gazelle has a perforated mesh upper for the added breathability you need when the heat hits. The minty green color is right on trend with the pastel craze and will easily compliment many of your outfits.

Mint colorway not your favorite? No problem. There are 15 other colors in multiple sizes for you to choose from. But take note — they run a half size big, so make sure to size down for the perfect fit.

The fresh adidas Originals Gazelle is ready for summer — will you be?

Nike Windrunner Jacket

Nike Windrunner Jacket

June 9 – Nike Windrunner Jacket

Sporty. Chic. Stylish. Ladies, get ready to make some noise in this week’s top pick — the Nike Windrunner Jacket.

With fourteen colors and multiple sizes, it will be easy for you to find your perfect match.

The iridescent fabric adds just enough shimmer to freshen up your wardrobe, along with the iconic chevron design for a slim, flattering fit.

This staple jacket is perfect no matter where you are. Rock it at school, pre and post workout, or when you’re out and about. Pair it with your favorite jeans, shorts, or joggers, finished off with a fresh pair of Nike kicks to get the effortless style you’ve been looking for.

Top 7 Life Lessons From The High School Volleyball Player

Top 7 Life Lessons From The High School Volleyball Player

AAU Volleyball Championships 2017

If there’s one thing the girls at the AAU Junior World Volleyball Championships know, it’s how to kill it on the court, but these young women have skills beyond their hits, passes, and serves. Like most athletes, these volleyball players have learned valuable life skills from their sport.

Here are the top lessons straight from the girls at the AAU Girls’ Junior National Volleyball Championships:

1. Time Mangagement

“I go to a small school and play four different sports on top of travel volleyball, so time management is the by far the No. 1 thing I need to know how to do. It’s only 15 minutes for me to get to my club, but during those 15 minutes I’m not on my phone. I’m using every second I have to do homework, or plan out what I’m going to accomplish in practice, or later at home.” — Jayden Standish

2. Responsibility Is Key

“It’s definitely taught me how to be a stronger person and become more independent. Going to all of these different practices and tournaments at different places, I have to be the one to keep track of all of that. My parents have their own things going on, so I had to grow up a little faster and manage my schedule on my own.” — Caroline Gibbons

AAU Volleyball Championships 2017

3. Quitters Never Win

“My whole family plays volleyball and college sports. I grew up around sports and always wanted to be like the rest of my family. I knew that college volleyball was what I wanted to do and I work my butt off for it. I’ve worked so hard and now I look at where I am, and it’s awesome to see how far I’ve come after the time I’ve put in.” — Allie Trame

4. Take The Lead

“You have to take the lead when you play volleyball. Communicating on the court is huge — there’s no room for hesitation when you’re in an intense game. You step up and take charge or the team suffers.” — Hannah Prasky

AAU Volleyball Championships 2017

5. Adapt, Adapt, Adapt

“Adjusting to your teammates is huge. You might not always click with them outside volleyball, but you need to find a way to work together on the court. It’s the same thing with a job in the real world — you might not always get along with your coworkers, but you need to do your job together and do it well. Volleyball is the same thing.” — Jayden Standish

6. Be A Team Player

“Learning to work together as a team has been huge. Club teams are filled with girls from all over the place, and you have to figure out ways to work together. On school teams you know everyone — club is different. You have to learn everyone’s personalities and playing styles then work that in with your own style.” — Holly Reinke

AAU Volleyball Championships 2017

7. Well-Rounded & Stronger

“I think volleyball makes me a stronger person. Some kids go to school just to go to school. I participate in clubs, travel places, and meet different people, all through volleyball. I’ve learned so much. Overall I’m a more well-rounded person because of it.” — Sierra Athen