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Center Spot Kicks — PUMA World Cup-Inspired Tekkies

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Sure, basketball fans were buzzing about the Celtics and Lakers during the NBA Finals, but this year, their chatter seemed to be barely a whisper when compared to the exuberant, riotous screams of soccer fans across the nation, all of whom have been tuning in to watch the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa. In celebration of the strikers, sweepers and goalies making their countries proud on the field, PUMA has placed a limited-edition collection of Tekkies in play.

The unisex, low-top PUMA Tekkies feature canvas uppers with frayed, worn-looking edges along the ankle collar and tongue. The Tekkies are available in seven styles, each corresponding to one of the following national soccer teams: Ghana, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Germany, Brazil, Italy and South Africa.  Each laid-back sneaker, then, features colors that reference one of these countries’ soccer uniforms or national flags. The PUMA Germany Tekkies, for example, feature black canvas uppers with diagonal red and yellow stripes that extend to the tongue area and look as if they were painted on with a brush. The Brazil Tekkies, meanwhile, feature green uppers with the flag’s iconic yellow rhombus and star-studded blue center sphere.

PUMA Tekkies, $45 each. Available through July 11th exclusively at the PUMA City NY store located in New York City’s South Street Seaport. For more details, visit PUMAcity.com

 

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