Puma Clyde. A model that has been around for almost half a century and is still popular. Undoubtedly, it is a basketball shoe classic. And not just any one, because it is the very first signature shoe in basketball history ever. The Puma Clyde has all the features to perform on the field and is just as easy to wear as a casual sneaker. Since 2018, Puma has been back in the basketball world and with their old school looks, everyone can combine style and great performance.
Puma and Clyde
You could compare them to Bonnie and Clyde, but we call them Puma Clyde. A top combo. As early as the 1970s, Puma and Walt "Clyde" Frazier launched the shoe. As mentioned, the first collaboration between a brand and top player that leads to a signature shoe. Walt Frazier is already a style icon on and off the field. That is exactly what Puma has in mind with their shoes. The brand considers the "culture first" mindset important. Basketball is not only a sport but also a lifestyle. The Puma Clyde sneakers are therefore just as popular in the skateboard and break dance world.
The new Puma Clyde
It is easy to explain that this shoe still scores after so many years. A combination of style and performance. Effective and functional on the basketball court and the cool retro look works just as well outside. When Puma returns to basketball in 2018, it is partly thanks to rapper Jay-Z as creative director that the Puma Clyde reappears. Although the model has changed little, its features make the Puma Clyde a true basketball shoe. With the ProFoam cushioning you experience resilience and energy return on the field and the special sole provides good grip.
“… There was the Puma Clyde”
When you think of basketball you probably think of brands like Nike and Under Armor and collaborations with, for example, LeBron James or Stephen Curry. Yet Puma proves itself again in the sport with the Puma Clyde. No one can ignore this old skool look, whether you wear it as a sneaker or as a basketball shoe. Equally stylish for both men and women. The Puma Clyde is distinctive with its bold designs and striking thick sole. As basketball legend Walt "Clyde" Frazier once said, "Long before the Air Jordans, there was the Puma Clyde."