Putting a stamp on a successful year, California mainstay The Hundreds has teamed with PUMA for a mismatched PUMA Clyde that’s constructed of environmentally friendly materials. Drawing its namesake from the legendary Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the sneaker has been a favorite of ballers and b-boys alike since its debuted in 1973, and The Hundreds is telling its tale in a bold new fashion.
There’s a defined purpose behind the wild style. Each panel nods to an original Clyde colorway, bringing the design’s four decade-plus history full circle. The left foot features blue and yellow suede on its lateral side, then moves to white leather and burgundy suede on its medial side. Meanwhile, the right foot goes for purple and orange suede hues on its lateral side, wrapped up with yellow leather and green suede on the medial half. The vivid medley of materials is by design: each piece is eco-friendly, thanks to the use of organic cotton, chrome-free leather and recycled rubber.
Although each shoe is vastly different, both feet are brought together by unifying features like black toeboxes, tongues and heels. Special gold stamped The Hundreds “Wildfire” branding graces each lateral heel counter and cursive text logos replace the standard “Clyde” hit on the midfoot as well.
The Hundreds x PUMA Clyde is accompanied by a co-branded apparel collection, and will release on thehundreds.com come December 9 before hitting global stockists on December 12. The MSRP is set at $110 USD.
For more recent work from The Hundreds, check out its nostalgic ‘Space Ghost Coast to Coast’ capsule.