The influx of sports and fashion brands collaborating have spawned many a pair of covetable sneakers, and the latest tie up sees Alexander McQueen's diffusion line tapping on Puma's sporting expertise for a performance boost. The footwear collab features the protective structures commonly utlised in extreme sports, and borrows its aesthetic from McQ's gothic design code.

Cell mid sneakers, $380

Two different pairs of sneakers are available in the drop — the Cell Mid model fuses ponyskin without forgoing a breathable upper, includes a leather insock for convenience and fastens with an adjustable plastic buckle. 

Puma Disc x McQ sneakers, $210

The second pair on the other hand, is a redesign of the Puma Disc, sporting leather panels and a white speckled outsole. The highlight of the model's upgrade? The retro translucent fastening dial on the tongue of the shoe — its now the perfect pair of sneakers to anchor top-to-toe denim ensembles straight out of the '90s. 

The McQ x Puma sneaker collaboration launches mid February at Limited Edt and Leftfoot boutiques.