Celebrating the 10th anniversary of the famous Final Fantasy XIV, Puma has collaborated with the hit RPG on a collection of sneakers and apparel.
Highly anticipated by the video game community, the Collection was released on March 25th in Europe and the USA (a few weeks earlier in Asia).
Concerning this drop, we can regret its regional character from a European point of view since we only had the right to 3 pairs in Europe where the USA had 4 and the Japanese 8.
The same goes for the clothing pieces.
Directly inspired by the game and the duality of light and darkness, the Collection presents 2 opposite palettes :
a first one imprinting black and purple tones while the bright side chooses a white and a blue gradient.
After the recent POKÉMON x Puma RS-X Pikachu, the Puma RS-X has once again been chosen to be part of the collaboration pieces.
The Final Fantasy XIV x Puma RS-X 'Black' comes in a special white box.
The co-branding is present on the tongue and the insole of the shoe.
It uses a creature from the game called the 'Fat Cat' Minion, as Minions are pets that showcase a player's character and can sometimes symbolize the achievements they have made.
The pair is constructed with a black mesh base complemented by purple tone overlays, a lining and a lighter reinforcement at the back.
Specific details of this collaboration, a dark crystal is attached to the lace and the tongue tab at the front is made of a fully iridescent material.
A small tab at the heel with the inscription 'Pull me' and round laces complete the design for easy on and off.
Touches of gray balance the contrast and a unique marbled sole is designed under the pair.
A collaboration that is very much in theme but doesn't take too many risks here. Less details than the Pokemon collaboration.
We could have expected more graphics like on the Maco SL. It will still delight the fans of the game.
The Final Fantasy XIV x Puma RS-X size is small, we recommend you to take a half US size above your usual size.
(Example: I am in general a Size 9US/27CM. I had to take a 9.5US/27.5CM for these).
Beware the Puma Size is different from other brands of Sneakers.
It is currently sold out in the USA and there are only a few sizes left in Europe. Check the full availability via our release page.
Check the exclusive pictures below.