Verdict from 34 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Many users commended the high-quality construction of the Puma Clyde x Volcom.
  • The collaboration between Volcom and an old school classic like the Clyde produced a beautiful silhouette according to several reviewers.
  • Some customers found the sneaker to run true to size.
  • Few users had testified to the arch support it provides.
  • A buyer insisted that it was exactly what he was looking for.

2 reasons not to buy

                           

  • A couple of reviewers were a tad disappointed with the quite narrow width that the Puma Clyde x Volcom possessed.
  • Less than a handful of buyers felt that the sneaker’s sole was stiff.

Bottom line

The ‘90s called and wants their graffiti-inspired design back from the Puma Clyde x Volcom. The Cali-based skate brand had been capitalizing in the artwork patch aesthetic for years, and it has come to Puma’s attention to splash it on their coveted silhouette--the Puma Clyde. The sneaker’s low profile dubs itself as a prime skate shoe even though it was initially intended for the hardcourt.

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Good to know

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.

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.

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.

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Bottom 16% Puma sneakers
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.