Puma X Tetris | The sports brand celebrate 35 years of Tetris

Puma X Tetris | The sports brand celebrate 35 years of Tetris

Since its launch in 1984 Tetris has endured as a classic video game. Now Puma pay tribute to the block-dropping puzzler with a collaboration pack.

Filed under, “Because why not?”. Puma have launched a range of apparel and footwear that pays tribute to Alexey Pajitnov’s 1984 puzzler, Tetris.

The game became a wide scale success when Nintendo bundled it with their portable handheld console, the Game Boy, in North America and Europe in 1989 and 1990 respectively. Although a simple concept, the game provides enduring playability and rightly holds a prestigious place in gaming history.

Puma’s collaboration pack features two pairs of sneakers, t-shirts and a tracksuit (very eighties). The shoes in question are their RS-X and RS 9.8 silhouettes. The former is primarily black, the latter in white.

Puma x Tetris RS-X (£105.00)

Each feature different variations on Tetrimino (Tetris) blocks and come with colourful accents. The RS-X (pictured above) has the game logo in white on the outer edge of the shoe and ‘Hard Drop’ written on the heel. The Puma X Tetris logo can be found on the tongue of each design.

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Puma X Tetris RS 8.9 (£87.00)

Puma’s RS 8.9 colourway also features text on the outer edge, but includes the game’s 1984 release year too. A bold selling point for the RS 8.9 is the sole. A pink to orange translucent blend is punctuated with a large black ‘Tetris’ logo showing through. Reason, if it was ever needed, to put your feet up.

For the full collection visit puma.com

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