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7 reasons to buy

  • Many buyers who went for their standard sizes liked how the Puma x Big Sean Clyde sneakers fitted them so well.
  • As noted by some reviewers, the tonal nubuck and leather uppers look a lot better on foot than in pictures.
  • The Puma Clyde x Big Sean’s leather interior is as comfortable and smooth as the external material of the shoe, others noted.
  • A buyer of the Natural Vachetta colorway said the shoe looks stunning with its minimal design and removal of the formstripe on the sides.
  • Most of the users appreciated the heel pull tab as it grants easy on and off.
  • As described in the reviews, though these kicks have unpadded tongues such feature didn’t cause any distress on the instep.
  • One of Puma’s lifestyle sneakers, its moderately cushioned soles make it suitable for everyday use, declared by many.

0 reasons not to buy

One buyer observed that this narrow-tooled sneaker needs a bit of breaking in time.

Bottom line

The vintage ball shoe Puma Clyde gets a classic-meets-street styling with the drop of the Puma x Big Sean Clyde lifestyle sneaker, still in a low-top makeup.

It turns up with a full leather coverage in fall color palettes that grants a luxe appearance to an array of casual wear. While it takes up the narrow tooling that’s common to a Clyde kick, it fits the feet comfortably with its soft and durable cover. It comes satisfactorily cushioned making it an engaging style for those who have bagged this up.

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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, 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.

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.
Author
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.

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