Puma Clyde OG Style
The low-top profile of the Puma Clyde was created as a basketball shoe. It was later on embraced by various fans from subcultures and scenes for its simple style. Puma revived it with quality suede in three attractive colorways.
The OG version is recommended as a lifestyle sneaker. This pair is suitable for casual wearing with its comfortable and durable materials. Puma Clyde users are typically seen strutting the urban streets with their joggers, rolled up jeans or even shorts. Shoes like the Puma Clyde don’t just go out of style; they last for a long time.
Puma Clyde OG History
In 1968, Puma introduced “The King” and was the footwear worn by Olympic medalists Tommie Smith and John Carlos while receiving their medals on the podium. They placed the shoes alongside them while doing the human right salute, which is now known as the 1968 Olympics Black Power Salute. That memorable moment carved Puma’s place in the historic moment.
The King was re-named Clyde in 1973 after the basketball superstar Walt Frazier. Frazier’s image back then was cool, stylish yet rebellious hence tagging his era as the Race Rebel. Walt Frazier used to wear “Bonnie and Clyde” hat every time he is off the court that is why he was dubbed as the “Clyde.”
The life story of Frazier pretty sums up the message of the Clyde shoe on the market – mobility and individuality. The Clyde was the Puma’s first signature basketball shoe in 1978. This sneaker is the lighter and wider version of the original Puma Suede. In 2 years, 2 million pairs of Puma Clyde have been sold worldwide.
Numerous skaters embraced the overall look of the Clyde. Later on, it became tantamount to the 90’s hip-hop culture in the United States. In 2016, the Puma released the OG version of the classic Clyde. The Puma Clyde OG stayed true to its original design but with minor tweaks on the details.