As an ode to the abandoned Michigan Central Station in Detroit's Corktown neighborhood, this Burn Rubber-designed Puma Stepper colorway effectively uses dull urban tones. The sneakers have an industrial look to them with a gray base that's verging on silver, inspired by the train station's concrete structure.
The shape of the Puma Stepper is classic, looking like a casual tennis shoes without the preppy appearance. The laces are a silvery-gray as well to match the shoes, which creates a consistent look. With an extra thick sole, the side ridges add to the footwear's sleek street style, while the navy and green details add a pop of color.
As many of Detroit's buildings are empty, decreasing the total population and therefore the city's economic strength, these sneakers are a subtle but thoughtful tribute to the struggling city.
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