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.
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Fit & Sizing
Users who picked up the Puma Clyde Big Sean at their standard sneaker size appreciated the overall fit of the shoe. The shoe’s narrow tooling with a flexible leather cover gives the feet a sleek look without posing too much discomfort on the sides. The smooth leather lined interior is matched to a fairly padded sole. This kick is offered in men’s sizes from 6 to 13 US.
Puma x Big Sean Clyde Style
Puma x Big Sean Clyde, a remake of one of Puma’s classic sneakers, gets a minimal presentation that’s stripped off with the customary curvy, flat leather on the sides. The soft nubuck and leather that drapes the upper and laid in its interior offer a sophisticated style that invites you to style this up as you go around the concrete jungle.
The neutral shaded selections of the Puma x Big Sean Clyde sneakers, which are the Natural Vachetta, Black and Pale Khaki, put a luxurious spin to an assortment of laid-back and semi-casual wear including pin-rolled jeans and tees, chinos and buttoned down shirt, tailored pants and polos. Surely, you can go swinging in school, at work, and at the resto or pub for an after work nightcap with these kicks.
The major selling point of the Puma x Big Sean Clyde is its classy, smooth, and pliable leather presentation accentuated by strips of colors on the tip of the heel and the bottommost part of the shoe. It dropped the usual formstripe overlays that take up the medial and lateral sides keeping the entire upper looking minimal.
Puma x Big Sean Clyde History
Some of the intriguing sneaker formats that spurted from Rudolf Dassler’s Puma brand are collaborative pieces with retailers and artists. One of those that got the attention of sneaker enthusiasts worldwide are designs cast by Puma and Detroit rapper Big Sean. The team-up between this influential hip-hop artist and Germany’s large sportswear brand gave a new dimension to some of the iconic Puma models which started dropping during the Fall/Winter season of 2018.
Puma x Big Sean collabs
The first set of the Puma x Big Sean tie-up is a remastered Puma Suede in low-top profile. Released on March 22, 2018, the Puma x Big Sean Suede low-top with ghillie, hiking-inspired laces, is succeeded by the unveiling of the mid-top edition. Both are part of the year-long campaign on the Puma Suede 50 Pack in commemoration of the golden year of the classic icon.
In line with the 50th anniversary of the Puma Suede, the brand came out with a series of Suede exclusives by teaming up with some of the legends in sports, music industry, streetwear fashion, and pop culture. Aside from Big Sean, Puma linked up with athlete Tommie Smith, creative director Karl Lagerfeld, luxury lifestyle label MCM, as well as Hello Kitty and Barbie, to name just a few.
By the end of March of the same year, Puma and this Midwest MC dropped the Puma x Big Sean Clyde, a reinterpreted look of the 1973 basketball shoe named after legendary hardwood player Walt “Clyde” Frazier. This remake of the vintage ball shoe turns up with a luxe Natural Vachetta coverage bearing the shades of blue, green, and white which are associated with the rapper’s Michigan hometown colors. Rendered in a clean and fashionable makeup, this low-top with Sean’s Rose Gold moniker emblazoned on the sides of the shoe is initially offered at $110.
On May 2018, a black colorway for the Big Sean x Puma Clyde surfaced on the shelves. This kick features a carbon hued leather upper, white midsole, green outsole, and the same three-tone stripe heel tab seen on the first drop. Before 2018 came to an end, two more shades were added to the Puma Clyde x Big Sean selection, the greyish Castlerock and Pale Khaki, which both bear the same band of colors on the pull tab on the tail end of the shoe and the translucent green tread on the flipside.
- Debossed Clyde and Big Sean signatures on the sides.
- Its upper is made of smooth and monochromatic leather.
- Puma’s “D” logo which meant Dassler is etched on the tongue.