Puma Clyde Script Style
The Puma Clyde Script goes well with the casual shirt and jeans, but users can also emulate Walt Frazier’s fantastic style using the shoe to step their fashion game up. Walt is known to have a good sense of style and used to pair his Puma Clyde with a dashing suit.
The shoe’s classic style makes for a very versatile pair that could be dressed up or down.
The Puma Clyde Script’s upper is crafted from suede with a traditional lace-up closure. Leather overlay in the form of the brand’s signature Formstrip logo can be seen on both sides of the shoe. Walt “Clyde” Frazier’s signature graphic in gold is placed on the lateral side of the shoe. Perforation details are on the side of the shoe for breathability. Lastly, the emblem on the heel does not have the Puma Cat logo where it is usually seen.
Puma Clyde Script History
In the early 70s, Puma decided to give Walt Frazier, a professional basketball player at that time, a pair of Puma Suedes. Walt Frazier asked if he could alter the shoe to adapt to the demands of playing on the court and Puma agreed. Walt, also known as “Clyde,” designed the shoe to be lighter, have more cushioning, and a wider toebox for comfort while playing. Puma then decided to launch the re-configured shoe in 1973 and named it after Walt. Hence, the Puma Clyde was born.
In the 80s, thanks to Walt’s stylish demeanor, the Puma Clyde became popular amongst the youth, especially within the hip-hop and skate subcultures. It has lasted several eras and proved to still be relevant even to this day.
It has since been viewed as a stylishly classic canvas in which a lot of designers and brands were encouraged to put their own interpretation on the shoe. One of these iterations is the Puma Clyde Script; it retains its predecessor’s sporty essence but now boasts of a sleeker look and different materials. The name is said to stem from the use of cursive writing for the shoe’s branding seen on the side of the shoe. It is available in different colors.