PUMA CLYDE X UNDFTD SNAKESKIN
ART NO: 353917
MADE ON: 01/12
MADE IN: CHINA
Back in 2011 PUMA and Undefeated joined forces for a series of collaborative Clyde releases to honour the legendary shoe. In total there were 8 packs released over a two year period and this red pair is from the Snakeskin editions that came out in 2012.
PUMA had previously worked with Eddie Cruz of Undefeated on a Suede Mid shoe but this project saw them release several shoes in a relatively short period of time, which was something quite new. They formed a large part of PUMA’s ‘The List’ account which was for special releases sold through select stores.
The shoe features premium red leather upper with a black Snakeskin effect form-strip and a contrasting suede lace stay panel. The inner lining and sole are leather while the PUMA logo is replaced by the Undefeated one on the tongue. Within the entire range the FOT which is usually found on the rear heel is now to be found on the inner rear of the shoe. Unlike other versions where the logo is coloured or stitched on, these are stamped with the script style Clyde. The matching tonal cotton laces complete the classy looking shoe honouring the original.
Since their release and the completion of the Undefeated series there have been very few Clyde releases, and the 40th Anniversary of the shoe passed by in 2013 without the occasion being celebrated or acknowledged. But for a shoe that is now 41 years old and going strong it surely won’t be too long until it’s seen again with a similar special release.
Text: Professor B