Thursday, May 29, 2008

Puma X Santa Cruz "Screaming Hand"

The Screaming Hand is perhaps the most iconic & legendary graphic to emerge from skateboard culture over the last 30 years. Created by Jim Phillips, legendary rock poster artist & art director for Santa Cruz skateboards from 1975 –1990, this release is a tribute to Santa Cruz Skateboards, Jim Phillips and all the skaters that rocked PUMA’s back in the day.

First unleashed in 1987, the Screaming Handgraphic became an instant classicwithin the skate community and counter culture in general. During the same year, the PUMA First Round made an appearance onthe cover of "Thrasher" skateboard magazine. 33 years later, PUMA takes a look back to honor Santa Cruz, perhaps themost credible skate brand of the 1980‘s and today and pays homage to the skaters wearing the PUMA brand between 1987 –1992.

The First Round Hi features a blue nubuck upper with a glossy 3Dscreen-print highlighting the black line-work found on the Screaming Handgraphic. The heel has amolded silicon Screaming Handgraphic and the sockliner sports an enlarged versionof the graphic. Other features include a pearlized patent form strip and collar, blood and veins leather lining, embroidered Santa Cruz logo on the tongue and 4 lace options.

Hanon will be releasing the shoe on August 30th.

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