Diving into old money and expanding into new colourways, Puma continues to redefine heritage footwear with the latest release of their coveted Super Team ”Currency” Pack. Inspired by vintage European banknotes, this second installment of Puma’s exploration of global currencies offers a new canvas for the Super Team silhouette — featuring two new models pulled straight from the PUMA ARCHIVES. This shoe’s origins began in 1982 when it served as the official sneaker for Germany’s National Handball team in the World Cup, while now its timeless design is solidified once again spanning through the decades of sporting history.
With many silhouettes in Puma’s roster, the Super Team offers a look into the history books of the German brand’s homegrown roots, carrying a representation of the cultural impact these sneakers have had over the years. Puma‘s inspiration for these two Super Team “Currency” models stems from the now discontinued circulation of the French Franc and Dutch Guilder — offering a unique reinterpretation of the decades-old bank notes. Both currencies were in production from the 15th century up to 2002 when the Euro replaced them, and now the bills act as historical inspiration for this Super Team Pack.
With two colourways available, each shoe arrives with an elevated construction made of smooth suede, lightweight mesh and premium leather materials. Altogether, providing a familiar yet multi-textural fit and feel to this double release. The first rendition comes dressed in a Marshmallow colourway while Apricot hues take reign along the leather Formstrips, heel and tongue. Buttery textiles and contrasting hues give life to the upper, whereas a custom “Super Team'' tab is stitched into the lateral wall with golden lettering. Adding to the stylistic nature of these shoes, Dutch Guilder graphics can be seen within the removable footbed, plus a holographic tongue tag morphs between Puma branding and images of the vintage banknote.
The second model provides the same structure and finishings as the former but comes complete with a rich design full of Foxglove, Chestnut and Pale Grape hues. This version of the Super Team boasts a complementary aesthetic, offering up a vibrant upper, tonal Formstrips and a gum rubber outsole to match. On top of that, this iteration also comes equipped with French Franc graphics on the footbed and a holographic tongue tag that transforms at the right angle.
All in all, the Puma Super Team “Currency” Pack is a testament to a true handball icon. It pays homage to the 1982 original while still continuing the legacy of its European roots. With such a long history of producing high-quality footwear for athletes and enthusiasts alike, the Puma Super Team “Currency” sneakers are a definite nod showcasing the brand’s global reach within the fashion and cultural arena.
So, if you’re in the mood to tap into some classic archival sneakers that celebrate vintage currencies, hit the link below to shop the Puma Super Team “Currency” Pack, available in-store and online at size? Canada now.
Puma Super Team Currency Foxglove / Chestnut - Pale Grape