Puma Clyde Winter Style
Puma transforms its vintage silhouettes by coming up with trendy sneakers fit for everyday use. One of its iconic varieties, the Puma Clyde gets a fresh form while maintaining its functional ability. The modified version, named Puma Clyde Winter is made with premium upper, particularly of Nubuck, and insulated with soft fabric that shuts the cold out. The feet get warm inside which makes it suitable to use all day during chilly months, paired with khaki pants, joggers, and jeans.
The Nubuck body, ballistic nylon mesh on the tongue, and well-insulated interior are the distinct assets of the Puma Clyde Winter sneaker. The combined functions of these three features prepare the feet for inclement onslaughts. Its durable gum rubber that makes up its midsole and outsole offers a stable and grippy base for the foot when traversing slippery grounds.
Puma Clyde Winter History
Back in 1973, a basketball player with a powerful sense of style named Walt “Clyde” Frazier pegged a trend in the basketball scene that is so unique during that time. He was famous on the court not only for his ability to steal the ball against his opponents but for creating a custom-made sneaker which is a spinoff of the slick and premium Puma Suede.
This sensational basketball player made a new name for the Puma Suede when he was seen on the hardcourt in his signature Puma Clyde hoop sneaker. The brand refashioned the Puma Suede by reducing its weight, making it wider, and stamping a metallic callout on the lateral side that gave birth to the Puma Clyde.
This reconfigured version speaks of Clyde’s fashion statement which gained immediate popularity during that time and even more with the coming of hip-hop culture in the 1980s.
This Clyde sneaker remained in Puma’s roster as a mainstay item since it has been a much-favored subject of many modifications. For over four decades since this sneaker was dropped on the market, it has received multiple colorways and reinforced to fit changing seasonal trends.
One of the modern twists given to this vintage shoe is the Puma Clyde Winter which is built to keep the feet snugged even during the chilliest season of the year. This winterized pack maintains the traditional wide supportive plate on the midfoot and the trademark leather outer shell yet bolstered with padded insulation to keep feet warm.