Puma has worked with Michael Lau, the artist from Hong Kong who is known for his paintings, sculptures and designs of toy figures, on another special edition of the Puma Suede. It is the third time that the two have worked together, after collaborating on a Sample Suede by Michael Lau in 2017, and the Puma’s Suede 50 series in 2018. Like the two previous iterations, the PUMA x Michael Lau Suede VTG also takes inspiration from the idea of a “sample” sneaker. The zig-zag finishing of fabric samples that are stitched on the shoes are meant to create an asymmetrical industrial style while delivering an experimental feeling. The sneakers are in a poppy red color, with other design details in different shades of color that manifest Lau’s deliberate “mismatched colorway” concept, explained the company. The new Puma Suede made its debut on puma.com and at Puma stores and select retailers on Dec. 22.