In 1973 Walt Frazier made history. The prolific basketball player was the very first NBA player to endorse a sneaker - the Clyde. From the hardwood to the street, it may have been 50 years since it was born on the courts, but the Clyde, well, it’s the gift that just keeps on giving.
What better way to mark the 50th anniversary of the OG sneaker than with a collaboration? Especially one with Rhuigi Villaseñor. The streetwear designer reconnects with PUMA on a third linkup.
The duo reinterpret the PUMA Clyde sneaker, dressing the shoe in a classic colour palette with a textural leather base setting the backdrop for a hairy suede beige formstrip, while silver toned foil co-branding punctuates the sidewall. This collaborative gem may have a fresh new look but it still captures old school hoops heritage.