Extra Butter, the New York streetwear retailer, and sportswear giant PUMA have recently collaborated once more, this time paying homage to the timeless Clyde model. The two brands, no strangers to each other, come together to salute the sneaker's half-century legacy, reflecting on the significance of the PUMA Clyde through a distinctly New York lens.
The newest addition to a succession of NYC-inspired styles, this collaboration is deeply rooted in the concrete jungle where Extra Butter resides — and where Walt "Clyde" Frazier honed his craft on the hardwood.
The shoe embraces the energy of the bustling metropolis, using the "city-worn" aesthetic of scuffed form stripes on the side. This detail mirrors the living, breathing nature of the city - the inevitable wear and tear that comes with the daily hustle. Alongside this, the vintage subway token graphic on the tongue gives a nod to an essential New York City symbol, highlighting the dynamic nature of the city and the role of transportation in shaping its landscape.
Further paying homage to the city's subway system, the critical lifeline for millions of New Yorkers, are details on the midsole and sockliners. These touches solidify the shoe's connection to the city's urban rhythm and perpetual motion.
Finally, the Extra Butter x PUMA Clyde is enhanced with a toe bumper, adding an extra layer of toughness that echoes the resilience and tenacity of New Yorkers. The shoe is an embodiment of the city itself - rough around the edges but still standing strong.
Take an in-depth look at this commemorative pair of sneakers down below. If you're keen on adding them to your collection, try your luck by entering the raffle on Extra Butter's website. Lucky winners will have the opportunity to collect their pairs in-store on June 3rd. This shoe isn't just a footwear item; it's a piece of NYC's dynamic and diverse history.