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The original Puma Clyde first appeared in 1973. It was the much celebrated signature shoe of Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier who led the New York Knicks to two NBA championships.
In 2018, the Clyde is transformed into the Clyde Court Disrupt. It is a perfect blend of throwback and current. It has the vintage looks that give it that undeniable lifestyle appeal. But it also features the innovative NRGY and IGNITE foams that deliver impact protection and court feel. It also has reliable support features and great multidirectional traction on various floor types.
“We’ll take inspiration from the past, but we won’t be tied down by it.”
Puma couldn’t have said it better.
Cushion. The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt features a hybrid or combination of NRGY and IGNITE in the midsole. NRGY foam powers the wearer’s every step while the IGNITE caged foam stabilizes their ride. The synergy of both these foams delivers amazing impact protection and court feel.
Traction. The outsole of the Clyde Court Disrupt is the inverse of that of the original. This means that what is recessed in the original is raised here, and what is raised in the original is recessed here. Nevertheless, this pattern has a great multidirectional grip on many types of floors, effectively supporting the player’s aggressive movements as he drives toward the basket.
Length and Width. These Puma basketball shoes are advertised as true to size, but new buyers both online and offline are advised to find ways to first try these shoes on just to be sure about the fit.
Lockdown. The revived Puma Clyde provides support in a number of ways. First is through its laces. The lacing system is a bit modified in the sense that the last two loops are located way down, almost in the lower half of the rear lateral and medial sides. This setup allows the shoe, especially the rear part, to grasp the ankle and the whole foot more securely when the laces are tightened.
Second is through the heel counter that works in synergy with the heel cage to keep the wearer’s ride stable and secure. Their synergistic effect also stops the foot from sliding out of the footbed.
A large part of the upper is made of engineered knit that is designed to deliver huge amounts of support, flexibility, and breathability. It is made durable, too.
The integrated tongue and collar is made of a stretchy material that is engineered to deliver the perfect blend of flexibility and support.
The inner sleeve of the shoe is generously padded to further ensure comfort and deliver a better fit.
A reimagined version of a 1973 sneaker icon, the Puma Clyde Court Disrupt has an undeniably vintage look that makes it such an attractive shoe for casual use. It is often paired with joggers and even denims. There are also those who rock them with gym shorts and tights. The shoe’s throwback look is the very reason many hoopers are surprised that it actually performs really well on court.
The shoe features the famous Formstrip on the lateral side. It has a ‘PUMA’ callout prominently displayed on the tongue tab. On its heel counter, the shoe features the prized Puma logo while on the heel tab it displays the ‘1973’ callout, which of course references the year the original Puma Clyde was released.
The Puma Clyde Court Disrupt is available in the Red Blast colorway, which is actually a flashy combination of bright orange and yellow.