Porsche Design’s Xetic Footwear Collection combines PUMA’s latest midsole technology with purist design, top-quality materials and supreme comfort.
PUMA´s FutureLab has developed a unique shock absorption system made of structured foam to ensure maximum damping in every step. The development of this unique sole structure was enabled through the study of auxetic materials, which behave in a certain way when they are subjected to mechanical stresses such as compression. XETIC cushioning is a modified combination of structure and foam, proven among hundreds of virtual patterns to be the most efficient for comfort and rebound. This extraordinary midsole technology not only gives the new Porsche Design sneaker models their name, it also exhibits the key design highlight in this footwear collection. The result: three Porsche Design Xetic styles which are not only suitable for casual office and lifestyle settings, but also for high performance training.
The models Xetic M, Xetic L and Xetic M Shift are well rounded thanks to their sophisticated combination of technology and comfort, delivering maximum performance and luxury in every situation. With the exception of the eye-catching sole, they feature puristic and clear design and boast high-quality materials such as leather to imbue the shoes with a special and exclusive look. Special oily and anodized colour effects tranfer the Xetic M Shift into an eye-catching footwear while the Xetic M captivates with its sporty glacier grey color look. The Xetic L coming with a casual leather upper layer.
The future of sneakers begins now
The Xetic Collection not only scores points due to its implementation of technology, its level of sustainability is likewise remarkable: all models are made of 100% recycled mesh material, the leather is 100% chrome-free and the sock liner consists of 30% algae. Furthermore, the dyes used to make the soles are produced through 3D printing. That means the Xetic is not only aesthetically pleasing, it also leaves a lasting impression in terms of design, sustainability and manufacturing.
The new Porsche Design Xetic Footwear collection will be available as of August 2020 in Porsche Design Stores worldwide as well as online at www.porsche-design.com and in September at select PUMA stores and at www.puma.com.