There aren’t many sports shoes that can claim the same sporting and sub-cultural status of the Clyde. The Suede was PUMA’s first shoe to connect with street culture at the 1968 Olympics when Tommie Smith and John Carlos raised their Suede’s above their heads on the winners podium as a sign of protest. Before the full tracksuits, break-dancing crews and boom boxes the Suede had already captured the hearts of the youth on the streets. With the help and the endorsement from the New York Knicks player, Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier, the Suede became an over night hit. The PUMA Clyde was born in 1973 and a basketball sneaker icon was born.
Move forward to December 2019 and the Clyde now gets treated to a very special multi-colour update courtesy of the Los Angeles born streetwear brand, The Hundreds. Marking the launch of their partnership the exclusive Clyde trainer mixes all the original colourways ever since the launch of the OG trainer from 1973 into one eco-friendly style. Featuring the signature brushed suede uppers with organic cotton, chrome free leather and recycled rubber for the sole unit.
The Hundreds x PUMA Clyde ‘Decade’ trainer is available now from thehundreds.uk and will also be dropping from selected retailers on Friday 12th December 2019.