It all started when I graduated from high school and western culture started to influence our generation. Rap music, hip-hop culture and skateboards were considered to be contemporary. As a rebellious boy, I started to listen to Jay-Z, skateboarded and of course I was wearing oversized clothes with a pair of ‘Suede’.
After a few years, I went to university in the Netherlands where I realized how popular PUMA is. Epecially the motosport shoes were almost everywhere in my town. Young people loved it. I was busy with my assignments and my part-time jobs. I started to pay my own bills, and that rebellious boy was gone. But still, I loved to listen to Jay-Z on my way to school, no more baggy pants but still wearing the ‘Suede’.
Now, even though it has been a decade after my graduation, I still listen to Jay-Z’s album ‘the Blueprint’ on my way to work. I skateboard with my son during the weekends, wearing my favorite ‘Suede’, but this time a 50th-anniversary edition!
Everything changes over time, but luckily one thing doesn’t and that is what I like about the Suede.