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Puma Clyde

by Josh Rubin in Style on 19 July 2005

Puma-Clyde-Navy

Puma is reminding us of their roots by digging in to the archives, pulling the icons and recreating them in the same colors and materials as they were originally available. The first in the Archive Series: The Clyde made famous in the 70s by the endorsement of New York Knicks' Walt Frazier.

A preliminary release of The Clyde will hit select retailers this Saturday, with more to follow in the Fall. Specific details from Puma after the jump.

UPDATE: Alife will be hosting a re-launch event with special Walt Frazier who will be signing shoes. Saturday, 2 - 4pm.

The first re-issue of the PUMA Clyde is an identical of the original shoe. Distinguishing features include gold block CLYDE lettering, authentic green tongue label and single color cotton laces. In keeping with the 1973 edition, the signature heavily textured and seamless midsole transitions smoothly to the outsole with no demarcation lines. A gold stamp on the sock liner replicates the “Real Leather” ink stamp that was placed on the first Clydes.

To signify this early release, the addition of a city name is stitched onto the outside lateral heel to denote one of the key 2005 launch event cities, New York, London and Tokyo. The heel window features No 1., No 2. and No 3 to correspond with each launch city. 1000 pairs globally will be produced in navy-natural, the original style that Frazier wore the most, as well as natural-orange and orange-navy, two color combinations that reference Clyde’s game jerseys.
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