Once again we teamed up with Puma to release a pack of two sneakers inspired by Miami Vice on September 18th.
Back to the pastel Miami of the 80s with the Overkill x Puma Slipstream Lo & Blaze of Glory Ocean Drive.
Neon lights, palm trees, and crime – the two cops Sonny Crockett and Ricardo Tubbs and their investigations in the crime scene of South Florida have left their mark on us and the Eighties. The US series Miami Vice and its protagonists were groundbreaking and style-setting in many ways. Hard cuts and fast sequences of images, combined with slow-motion shots and lighting that reflected Miami’s nightlife, made this series look like a music clip. It was a style of production that had not been seen before and inspired many series that followed. Plus the cool style that runs through all the episodes: Loafers without socks, blazers over T-shirts, everything in pastel shades. A look that left an impression on a whole generation.
We at Team Overkill are and always have been fans of this aesthetic – which is why our latest Puma collab is a tribute to what we consider the biggest and most defining pop culture phenomenon of the 80s. At least as different and at the same time as cool as Crockett and Tubbs: the Slipstream Lo and the Blaze Of Glory. Iconic elements of the style can be found in both designs of the “Ocean Drive” pack.
Overkill x Puma Slipstream Lo Ocean Drive
For the Slipstream Lo, we chose a white soft premium leather for the upper, complemented by a smooth leather lining in pink. The formstripe is made of light blue suede and trimmed in pink. Details such as specially designed tongue labels and insoles, as well as printed co-brandings in Miami Vice style on the heels give the shoes that special something and additionally refers to the source of inspiration. Various co-branded lace jewels, an extra pair of laces, and a creamy white midsole complete the Slipstream Lo.
Overkill x Puma Blaze Of Glory Ocean Drive
The Blaze Of Glory shows more color compared to the Slipstream Lo. The upper, which consists of various materials such as smooth leather, suede, nylon, and pinstripe mesh, is kept in a light blue that could also be found in Sonny Crockett’s wardrobe. The color scheme is complemented by pink accents, for example on the side panels or the sock liner. We also find a lot of details on the Blaze Of Glory. Specially designed and co-branded tongue labels, gold logo embossing on the heels and the same inner soles as the Slipstream Lo speak a clear Overkill language. Plus branding on the heel tabs and midsole and an embossed palm tree graphic on the rear outsole. The Blaze Of Glory also features extra laces and various lace jewels.
Both shoes come in specially designed boxes, the Blaze Of Glory in a special triangular box – a special goodie for all collectors.
On 18 September 2022, the release of the Overkill x Puma Ocean Drive Pack will take place exclusively at Haubentaucher, Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin from 3 pm and online at overkillshop.com from 10 pm. The release-event will provide sounds from the eighties. The dress code: Miami Vice – of course. Sunglasses and linen jackets out. And for a little inspiration, we recommend watching a few episodes with Crockett and Tubbs.