Although other names from the era that followed are more widely recognized for similar feats, Walt Frazier was in fact the first player to have a sneaker named after him. He achieved this with PUMA back in 1973, when they first released the PUMA Clyde.
Since then, the silhouette has gone on to become an icon. Today, inspired by Walt’s love for luxurious fashion and flashy cars, PUMA reveals the “Wraith” pack in Black and Cordovan colorways.
Both styles are inspired by Walt’s old Rolls Royce Phantom, its glossy finish, imposing grill and opulent onset that made it one of the most desirable vehicles on the road. The Clyde explores that sentiment through a patent leather upper with kurim additional at the heel. The lace tips denote the number 10, Walt’s original jersey number with the Knicks.
The PUMA Clyde “Wraith” Pack releases on September 30 at PUMA Lab Powered by Foot Locker.