In a world of instability and doubt, it’s nice to know some things never change.
Like how every new season brings a newer, faster, better hot-ticket-Asian-inspired-limited-edition-retro-label-must-have sneaker.
Good thing, because those Top Winner Thrifts were starting to look a little ratty. Next up: Puma’s Shudoh Tang. Developed in conjunction with clothing designer Shanghai Tang, the women’s performance cleat hits stores today, just in time for the Women’s World Cup, which starts September 20. Fans of all stripes will be drawn to the fetching orange and pink silk chinoiserie kicks, which come with black laces and silver accents. Of course, only 888 pairs are available worldwide. (A random figure? No. A Chinese lucky number.)
By the way, if you score a pair, keep your shirt on, soccer babe.
Brandi Chastain is so 1999.
Available at Puma, 1350 Third Street Promenade (310-458-2777).