The Puma Clyde, a classic Puma model akin to the timeless Suede, is back this summer in three fresh seasonally-appropriate colourways. A storied Puma model, this has been a long time coming!
The name for the sneaker affectionately arose from its endorsement by popular basketball player, Walt “Clyde” Frazier, who used it as his primary performance sneaker in his heyday in the 1970’s. The sneaker’s minimal , clean style ensured its ability to transcend from performance sneaker to street style staple, and before long, the Puma Clyde was the sneaker to have, a preferred option particularly among b-boys and b-girls. That’s a little bit of the history behind the sneaker, now lets get into these newest releases!
First up is the Bright Gold iteration, pictured above. Arguably the most summer-ready colour in the pack, these look amazing under sunlight with the premium gold suede glittering. This gold is contrasted with black details, on the stripe running along the medial and lateral sides of the sneaker, and also on the laces and sockliner. The contrast between the two colours ensures that the sneaker is nice and bright for summer, whilst also being instantly recognisable as Puma.
The second colourway in the newest pack is Black/Electric Blue. The black base of the upper is again constructed from a highly premium suede, one of the nicest I’ve seen on a release this year in fact! The trademark Puma running stripe that travels along the sneaker comes in a similarly premium suede, and again, contrasts beautifully against the upper due to its bold blue colour. “PUMA Clyde” text comes in gold on the lateral side of the sneaker to add another pop to the sneaker overall.
The red colourway pictured in the title photo isn’t available online just yet, but is available in-store along with the other two colourways. The other two colourways are currently available online, and all three are highly limited, so act fast if you are considering copping a pair!