Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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.
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.
Fit & Sizing
The Clyde GCC is available in both men’s and women’s sizes. Sizes for men range from 4 to 14. Women’s sizes are from 5 to 11. Half sizes are available for both.
The shoe’s snakeskin embossed upper made of premium leather is unarguably its most distinguishable feature. It also has a color contrasting lining and heel patch as well as green, black, and red accent laces.
- Weight is about 400 grams or 14 oz.
- The shoe is a low-top with a round shape tip.
- The colorways include High-Risk Red/Puma Black (with green heel patch), Puma White/Puma Black (with red heel patch), and Puma Black/High-Risk Red (with a red heel patch).