Multi-hyphenate creative Vashtie Kola has been a fixture on the creative scene for well over a decade and, for the second time, Puma has tapped her for another exclusive collaboration. 

New York's 'Downtown Sweetheart' has taken one of Puma's iconic sneakers — the Trinomic R698 — and has given it a luxe upgrade. The upper of the sneaker has been painted in a metallic liquid gold, giving the street style favourite a futuristic look, while keeping the classic Trinomic sole in solid black for a chic contrast. There's no contest — these sneakers are worthy of a first place finish.

The Puma R698 x Vashtie Gold retails for $250 and will be available at Limited Edt and Leftfoot stores on 4 July 2015.