Puma have revealed a new shoe for gamers which they say will help pros 'focus on their game and perform at their best.'
The Active Gaming Footwear, which is a fancy way of saying 'Gamer Socks' are an extremely lightweight shoe with rubberised soles to stop players slipping over on their way across a stage to collect a trophy, or the kitchen to collect a Cup Noodle.
Puma, who Last month launched a saddle-like gaming chair called the Playseat which began their journey into gaming products, say they developed the sock-shoe with pros for their specific needs.
"In extensive talks with professional gamers we uncovered the need for a sock-like shoe; one that is comfortable, lightweight and grippy," the sports clothing brandsays in their Innovation blurb. "It has a super-low profile rubber outsole made for at-home or in-arena use. What we created is a new performance shoe that we describe as Active Gaming Footwear, the latest Puma gaming tool to help gamers focus on their game and perform at their best."
Esportsclothing collabs are all the rage this year, with plenty of fashion brands reaching out to gamers in an attempt to stop them wearing the same t-shirt they woke up in and give pro gamers a way to compete in comfort.
Puma have alsoworked with other gaming brands, such as Tetris, for clothing collabs that we found pretty cool actually, so they're at least not grasping wildly at straws here.
The Puma Active Gaming Footwear will cost $105, however currently they are only available in Australia and the UK. Would you pick up some soled-socks to keep your feet sweat-free while gaming?