Parisian lifestyle brand The Kooples have joined forces with PUMA to give the sports brands’ Clyde sneaker a, “Rock n’ Roll twist”.
The Kooples contemporary label lends its high-end urban streetwear style to the PUMA Clyde, a low-top sneaker that originated in the 70’s for basketball icon Walt “Clyde” Frazier. Nicknamed after Bonnie & Clyde, Frazier was notorious for the way he stole the ball from his opponents. He was also the league’s original fashion icon and first player to make the fashion magazines with his distinctly classy style. He was known for his feathered fedoras, blinged out walking sticks and a plethora of custom pieces from suits to alligator briefcases. Not to mention his PUMAs.
The Kooples x PUMA Clyde sneaker returns today with a contemporary look- worn with a suit or casually, it’s a smart-sneaker for almost every occasion. Retailing at £150, they make a funkier yet still understated alternative to similarly smart-sneakers from brands such as Common Projects.
In detail there is a skullhead at the back of the sneaker echoing The Kooples signature style, as well as the black and white colours, alongside a silver metal skull jewel on the heel. The PUMA Clyde Kooples will be exclusively sold at The Kooples stores from June, 5th 2017.