Summary

We spent 9.6 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

5 reasons to buy

  • Multiple reviewers point out that the Puma Clyde Core is great looking and stylish.
  • A good number of buyers mention that the colorways of the shoe looks amazing.
  • This rendition of the classic Puma Clyde offers good comfort for the foot, according to a couple of critics.
  • One reviewer states that this sneaker is good for those who have high instep because of its lacing system.
  • Some of the buyers are long time fans of the Puma Sneakers and they express that they are happy with this version of the classic Puma Clyde.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Puma Clyde Core sneaker fits narrow as what one consumer noted in his/her review.
  • Some reviewers have noticed that the shoe is not that breathable.

Bottom line

Carrying the DNA of a renowned classic sneaker, the Puma Clyde Core stayed truw to its origins when it comes to its comfort and style. With its timeless appeal and versatility, it has garnered the favor of most Puma shoes fans.

Facts

Base model: Puma Clyde OG
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Clyde
Closure: Laces
Material: EVA, Leather, Rubber Sole
Price: $80
Colorways: Blue, White
Special editions: 15 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 7/10
Comfort 7/10
Traction 7/10
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With its lace-up enclosure, your foot can be locked down securely and it also allows you to adjust the laces and keep your foot in a comfortable fit. Its low-top structure delivers enough ankle movement.

A classic sneaker that was originally developed for basketball but transitioned in a natural way as a lifestyle sneaker, the Puma Clyde has taken its own place in the sneaker culture. The simplicity of its design has allowed it to blend in naturally with the constant evolution of fashion and passed this character on to its renditions.

                 Keep It Stylish With Puma Clyde Core

With its unmistakable timeless appeal, the Puma Clyde Core adapts to your style and complements your outfit effortlessly. You can go classy yet casual with a pair of high-waisted skirts and cute crop tops and for men, you can wear a coat on top of your shirt with a pair of nice fitting jeans. The low-top sneaker goes well with casual dresses as well. For a fun, free-spirited, casual day out look, you may opt for the classic t-shirt and jeans combination.

Sporting a leather upper, the Puma Clyde Core channels the original structure of the Puma Clyde. This low-top sneaker features the signature Puma Formstripes on its lateral sides with the perforrated detailings along its perimeter.

In the late 1960s, Puma introduced the Puma Suede silhouette in which its suede upper was considered a “technological upgrade” at that time when it comes to durability. The silhouette made garnered popularity when it was seen on the foot of 1968 Olympic winners, Tommie Smith (Gold Medal) and John Carlos (Bronze Medal).

Puma then grew the desire of taking over basketball just like its other big competitors, Nike and Adidas. In 1973, the brand approached Walter “Clyde” Frazer, a New York Knicks all-star player, after taking notice of him for wearing the Puma Suede before the in games. Puma sealed a deal with the pro and after a series of brainstorming, they released the Puma Clyde.

                 The Puma Clyde

Also sporting a suede upper, the Puma Clyde features a wider toe box. The shoe captured a good number of fans during its launch. But eventually, the popularity of the shoe receded. In the 90s, reissues of the Clyde surfaced and they were introduced in a wide variety. Despite being modifications of the OG Puma Clyde, these versions of the shoe still retain the original design, and Puma continues to release more variations of the Clyde up to this day.

                 Puma Clyde Variations: Puma Clyde Core

The Puma Clyde Core is another iteration of the OG Puma Clyde. It features a synthetic leather upper, unlike the traditional suede material used on the Clydes. The model comes in different colorways, including blue/white, pine green/yellow, and black/red/white to mention a few.

  • The tongue of the Puma Clyde Core is built with tumble leather with the traditonal Puma branding and the signature Cat Logo.
  • The “Puma Clyde” callout in gold can be observed on the sides just right about the remarkable Puma Formstripes.
  • Built with rubber midsole and outsole.
  • Comes with flat laces that are monochromatic to its colorway.

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Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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