On 20th July, 1969, the world witnessed a historic event that made it stop and celebrate as one human race! The Apollo 11 had landed on the Moon. “One step for man, one giant leap for mankind”.
And now 50 years later, millions have been remembering and celebrating this feat all through last week. NASA marked the anniversary by streaming footage of the launch online, that was watched by half a billion people 50 years ago. The Aldrin Family Foundation hosted a day long, family festival in Times Square where Buzz’s lunar bootprint made an appearance.
And sneaker brands commemorated the occasion with must cop drops. Nike dropped a NASA X PG3 while PUMA collaborated with the Space Agency to launch the Space Explorer capsule.
Capsul, India’s first multi-brand streetwear store has been serving up fresh threads to elevate an everyday look. It only seems fair that the first footwear drop on the platform is a collaboration that pays tribute to man’s biggest expedition, his journey into the unknown.
The PUMA CELL Alien is the first silhouette of the Space Explorer Pack. This chunky, 90’s running silhouette has been remodelled to mirror the night sky in a murdered out all black colourway with iridescent details and cosmic speckles on the midsole; talk about having the galaxy at your feet.
Tres Dean of Geek.com even says, “There’s no explicit reference on the shoe to Ridley Scott’s Alien but it’s hard to look at this one and not think of the classic Xenomorph design.” And we agree!
The second silhouette - PUMA RS 9.8 pays homage to the Space Agency in a sleek white colourway with red and blue streaks and silver spacesuit colour detailing.
You can get your hands on these inter-galactic beauties, the PUMA CELL Alien and the RS 9.8 on https://www.shopcapsul.com/collections/sneakers
PUMA’s collaboration with the Space Agency will also include Tees and Hoodies, landing soon for you to cop on Capsul. So grab your telescopes stargazers, and watch this space.
Houston, over and out.