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Base model: Puma Clyde OG
Top: Low
Inspired from: Basketball
Collection: Puma Clyde
Price: $75
Colorways: Red, Multi, Black
Special editions: 14 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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Men’s sizes are available for the Puma’s Clyde From The Archive, ranging from 4.5-13, with half sizes offered. It’s confirmed to fit true to size although its width is said to run narrow, as some users attested. It also comes in medium width. The suede upper delivers a sturdy feel, complemented by the lace-up closure which secures the fit. Meanwhile, the ankle can move spontaneously with the sneaker’s low collar.   

The low-top Puma Clyde From The Archive comes in a few color variations, including High Risk Red/Puma Black/Whisper White and Puma Black/Cordovan/Whisper White. These classic combinations can give a retro touch and add a pop of color to any casual outfit. Jeans and shorts paired with t-shirts or pullovers would show off the sneaker’s timeless appeal for any day.

For an old-school Clyde look, the shoe could be paired with a bomber jacket or denim jacket along with track pants or denim jeans, reminiscent of 1990s hip-hop style. Vibrant colors or neutral hues would go well with the model’s quirky color combinations.

An all-over suede upper lets the men’s Puma Clyde From The Archive retain the elegance and classic styling of the original model.  On the lateral sides is the iconic Puma Formstripe, while the Puma Clyde label is found near the laces. More branding details are seen on the tongue, which has a retro Puma label, and on the heel tab, which is embossed with the Puma name.

In 1948, Rudolf Dassler founded what was to become Puma. He initially called it Ruda after the combination of his first and last names, but later changed it. Dassler established the business in his hometown of Herzogenaurach in Germany, where his brother Adolf Dassler also chose to base his company Adidas, Puma’s rival for many years.

Today, both companies are still based in the Bavarian town, having achieved global success over the years. Puma, for its part, had contributed much in the progression of athletic footwear, while at the same time releasing many favorites from its lifestyle section. One iconic shoe from the catalog is the Puma Clyde, which was named after and popularized by basketball legend Walt Frazier.

On and off the basketball court, Frazier was called “Clyde” due to his flamboyant and unique sense of style. The Clyde was a basketball shoe that he had designed and was released in 1973. This was after he approached the brand and asked for a sneaker with a wider width. Its suede upper stood out from all the leather kicks on the basketball court, keeping true to Frazier’s knack for being distinctive.

Since then, the model has had a significant impact in the skate punk and old-school hip-hop subcultures. Puma brought back the shoe in several iterations throughout the years, updating it with different design accents. One unique take is the Puma Clyde From The Archive, which takes inspiration from the original shoe itself, straight from the brand’s archives.    

With its retro look and old-school color themes, this sneaker is fit for individuals looking for a timeless pair of kicks to hit the streets with. Its smooth, trademark Walt Frazier detailing could appeal to a modern sense of style.

  • This shoe’s rubber outsole offers long-lasting wear and a flexible ride.

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