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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A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.
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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.
Fit & Sizing
Initially, the Puma Clyde was created to suit the needs of basketball pro-Walt “Clyde” Frazier. The revamped construction of the Puma Suede is now wider than the usual as requested by the sleek-maneuvered star. In that case, the Puma Clyde x Volcom exudes with comfort and a relatively free toe box which caters to users looking for that extra wiggle room around the toe area.
Padded insoles and a synthetic rubber tooling provide enough cushioning to take the wearer out for the day. Of course, the iconic sneaker utilizes a traditional lace-up enclosure for a customizable fit.
The Billy’s x Puma Clyde x Volcom shoes come in a pack of sizes starting from 4 going up to 12. Women, who would love to cop a piece, can follow the usual format of going down one and a half sizes to obtain the optimal fit.
Puma Clyde x Volcom Style
Famous with their eye-candy collage art, Volcom teams up with Japanese retailer Billy’s and German sportswear giant Puma to create a sneaker that is one for the books. The men’s Puma Clyde x Volcom for BLS sneakers displays a repeating Volcom-inspired print found all over its upper while not clouding the appeal of the iconic Puma Formstrip.
Men could easily sport a pair of these with skinny jeans, joggers, and even straight cut pants. Thanks to the Clyde’s low profile structure, almost any article of clothing can be partnered with these. Women who like the outstanding look of these kicks can even dress it up to the next level with skirts, sundresses, and Capris.
Though the sneaker roots from basketball, the Puma Clyde x Volcom has a facade that penetrates the skating roots. Distinctive Volcom artwork is splashed on its upper, which can also come with a white or black Formstrip. Gold Puma and Clyde lettering are featured on the side vamps to give honor to the sneaker’s legacy.
Puma Clyde x Volcom History
In the many years of the Puma Clyde’s existence, never had it been drafted for a trifecta of partnerships especially one full of graffiti art on its catalog. In 2018, three apparel brands had merged into one hell of a collaboration called the Puma Clyde x Volcom x Billy’s. The said merger was first teased in the early months of 2018 but was officially launched in October that year.
The collection includes two silhouettes, namely the classic Puma Clyde and the Puma Clyde RT. The latter displays a sterling infusion of leopard and suede while the former focuses more on the signature collage aesthetic of Volcom. The Puma Clyde x Volcom initially retails at $110.
- A Puma x Volcom logo is displayed on the tongue tab.
- Perforations along the top of the Formstrip provide breathability.
- The black and white collage art is a nod to the ‘90s.
- A Volcom logo was also displayed on the heel in place of the Jumpcat.
- Suede and leather are the materials utilized for its upper.