Puma Clyde GCC Style
The Clyde GCC are street sneakers with a fashion-forward look. Since these lightweight kicks already look stylish by itself, you can pair it with any plain T-shirt and a pair of jeans and still look come out looking casually elegant. It also goes well with shorts, chinos, and denim skirts.
Puma Clyde GCC History
Initially released in 1973, The Clyde was designed specifically for New York Knicks point guard, Walter “Clyde” Frazier. Clyde wanted a shoe with a broader platform and from his idea, the first custom basketball sneaker, the PUMA Clyde was born.
The original Clyde had a durable suede upper with a grippy and thick rubber outsole. Although it was intended to be a basketball shoe, it was picked up by the old-school hip-hop subculture and the skating community as well. In fact, it is still deemed to be one of the best non-skating shoes to skate in, to this day.
Due to the popularity of The Clyde, it has gone through various iterations throughout the years. Just early this year, the Clyde “Cow Suits” model—which was inspired by Clyde Frazier’s eccentric sense of style—was released. It had a leather tongue label, golden branding, and cow print formstrips. Only 73 pairs were released as a nod to the 1973 New York Knicks championship that Frazier played a big part in.
The Clyde GCC is a premium reissue of the original with a soft dominant leather upper and a combination of eye-catching and contrasting colors. It has a rounded tip and flexible rubber outsole. The shoe is a perfect combination of haute and heritage, blurring the boundary between sport and fashion.