PUMA x Undefeated ‘Promo’ Gametime Clyde
ART NUMBER: 354273-01
MADE ON: 10/12
MADE IN: CHINA
During the series of packs that PUMA and Undefeated released during 2012, they made accompanying Promo pairs that were made with limited numbers and distribution. Plenty of them were the best of each pack which made them in hot demand but with minimal supply. The final pack released was the Gametime set and this Gold addition clearly stood out as the special one.
The five general release versions each represented different American cities and were appropriately coloured with a lace jewel showing their city. They all had suede uppers with perforations all over. For the final shoe they pushed the boat out by using gold leather throughout with the same perforations. Gold laces, lining and lace jewel with Undefeated branding completed the gold theme.
Throughout the PUMA & Undefeated series there were details which they changed from what’s usually seen on Clyde models. They removed the window from the rear of the shoe and placed it on the inside and a custom logo was used on the tongue label. Unique to the Gametime pack they also feature a tri-coloured loop at the back of the heel.
Shortly after this edition it was the last time that PUMA released the Clyde and for some it’s been missing for too long. PUMA recently released the same shoe but without the Undefeated branding for All Star Basketball weekend in New York. Apart from the branding and a newly designed box it was exactly the same. It was hoped that when the Clyde did make a return it would something more worthwhile, but in the meantime there’s these and many others to look back over.
Text: Professor B