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PUMA x DTC

PUMA x DTC

01.12.2016 | PUMA

Two distinctly African sneakers, by drawing on traditional indigenous Zulu and Xhosa beliefs.
We can thank local illustrator and designer Daniel Ting Chong for creating two new sneaker iterations; a vintage Duplex OG and a modernized version of it, the Duplex Evo.
 
Inspired by Unkulunkulu, the Supreme Creator in traditional Zulu culture. “Unkulunkulu sent a chameleon to earth to tell the human race that they will be immortal. But the chameleon became slow and lazy on his journey, so Unkulunkulu sent a lizard to earth to convey the message that there will be death,” says Chong. “It seemed natural to apply this mythology to the Duplex OG because this silhouette is the first of its kind, coinciding with the mythology of Unkulunkulu's original creations.”
 
And Mamlambo, the Goddess of Rivers in traditional Xhosa culture. Described as a giant snake-like creature, Mamlambo resides in the Mzintlava River. “Mamlambo is well suited to the Duplex Evo because just as Mamlambo alludes to a form that is a synthesis of various species, so the Duplex Evo is a hybrid created from different materials and technology”, explains Chong.
 
You’ll notice that we’ve ditched our iconic typographic logo and went with Daniel’s version of it. Look out for the custom typographic PUMA logo, which has been specifically created for this release.
 
The PUMA x Daniel Ting Chong Duplex OG (R2 899) and the Duplex Evo (R1 699) will be available for purchase from 10.12.16 at PUMA SELECT in Bree Street, Cape Town and Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
 
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