As we celebrate its golden jubilee, the Puma Clyde firmly cements its place in sneaker lore, continuously blending the illustrious legacy of Walt "Clyde" Frazier with contemporary, global inspirations. Originating from the basketball courts and gracefully permeating the realms of fashion and subculture, the Clyde silhouette is not merely a shoe but an emblem of style evolution. For its remarkable milestone this year, Puma voyages to Tokyo's vibrant streets, encapsulating the city's enigmatic allure and soft drink culture, crafting a refreshing and nostalgically sweet narrative within the Puma Clyde Tokyo.
Reimagining the classic silhouette, the Puma Clyde in the Tokyo colorway subtly immerses itself in a deliciously creamy leather upper. The shoe imbues a soft drink-inspired aesthetic through the bubbled Puma Formstrip, which radiates a soft pink hue, mirroring the gentle color palette often associated with Japan's popular carbonated beverages. This delightful pink accentuates the tongue tag and juxtaposes eloquently against the Japanese characters gracefully poised on the lateral midfoot. The insole bears a graphic that pays homage to Japanese sodas, reflecting the theme that bubbles throughout the shoe. A white-on-white rubber midsole and outsole rest underfoot, ensuring a consistent and clean finish.
The Puma Clyde Tokyo will release October 14, 2023, through Puma and select retailers online and in-store. Coming in men’s sizing, the retail price is set at $110. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest releases, raffles, news, and more in the sneaker and streetwear world.
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October 14, 2023