During his storied NBA career, Walt Frazier held the nation spellbound with his high point scores, smooth demeanor on the court and his unmatched style outside the arena. While Clyde hung up his jersey decades ago, his legacy remains both in the minds – and the shoes – of basketball players and fans everywhere.
Shop for your pair of men’s PUMA Clyde Hardwood basketball sneakers, out February 15 in a “Metallic” black and gold colorway.
Officially debuting last year, this vintage-style PUMA court shoe features modern-day technology that allows any player to take his game to the next level. Inspired by the original basketball sneakers Frazier sported in the ’70s, the Clyde Hardwoods blend comfort, support and flexibility within a sleek silhouette.
This men’s shoe leverages a full-length ProFoam EVA midsole cushioning system for lightweight energy return. Black leather and mesh combine to form the shoe’s ultra-durable, breathable upper, while an all-black leather Formstrip underlines the shoe’s throwback vibe. A horizontal metallic pink stripe adds a clever design element to the otherwise all-black upper, and the heel counter gets a boost from a strategically placed silver overlay.
Branding comes into play at the heel’s gold tumbled leather, and Clyde’s embossed signature rests in white below the heel counter. More PUMA branding features on the outsole and the tongue.
On the bottom of the shoe, forefoot webbing offers the wearer unmatched stability, while a specialized traction pattern and rubber compound help the shoe grip the court where it counts. A traditional lacing system, engineered sock-like collar and thin tongue makes for a comfortable, form-fitting men’s sneaker that goes on and off easily.
Whether you’re stepping into the basketball spotlight, looking to improve your game or just looking for a fresh new pair of kicks for your closet, celebrate the prowess and smooth moves of Walt “Clyde” Frazier with the always court-ready PUMA Clyde Hardwood men’s “Metallic” black and gold shoe in-stores and online at Hibbett | City Gear.