's Blaze of Glory first appeared on the market in 1993. The retro trainer didn't fit in with Puma's long history of running shoes, and the brand only released the silhouette in a few colourways. If you're not familiar with the Blaze you might still recognise the sole unit, as it features on the very distinctive Puma Disc Blaze.
Its most interesting feature is the plastic strap used for the lacing system, which naturally conforms to the shape of the foot. The other unusual feature is the lack of branding across the shoe, as it lacks the trademark Puma formstripe. A small Puma cat on the heel is the only giveaway, and this attention to detail made it a surefire hit with sneakerheads.
The shoe resurfaced in the late noughties, coming back with a host of cool collaborations in super limited editions. This instantly made sneaker collectors take note; Puma were bringing heat in the form of the Blaze of Glory.
The end result of Puma's efforts with the Blaze is to have created a shoe which has no comparison. With a unique lacing system, stripped down upper and Torsion support system, Puma can throw a colourway on this silhouette and be certain they'll get copped.
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