In 2014, New York native and designer Sophia Chang was approached by Puma to design a limited-edition capsule collection honoring New York City. Called the Brooklynite collection, the collaboration features five men’s styles, each based on the borough’s rich history of music and streetwear. These classic Baskets are made using leather decorated with Chang’s drawings, and her signature in golden script appears on the tongue. Chang, a self-proclaimed lifelong sneakerhead, is one of only a few women designing men’s sneakers.

For more of Chang’s unique perspective on sneaker culture, see her guest post on women and the sneaker industry.