PUMA has a history, a deep-rooted connection with the streets.
Walt “Clyde” Frazier, the Hall of Fame guard for the New York Knicks championship teams of the early-70s, was one of the earliest fashion revolutionaries in the NBA, a grandfather of sorts for modern players like Russell Westbrook, Amar’e Stoudemire, and Chandler Parsons. Frazier also drove PUMA to new heights. During an age where a player getting his own sneaker was extremely rare, Clyde resonated so forcefully with the brand’s audience that PUMA put his name on his favorite sneaker.
Over the next few decades, the Suede and eventually the Roma silhouettes developed ties to sneaker culture as classic lifestyle pieces that could be dressed up or down. In time, with the terms streetwear and athleisure turning into viable culture starting points, these two shoes became retro looks that can still work in anyone’s closet. (Just ask @EddieWinKicks about his love affair with the Suede.)
Available now at Champs Sports are new black and gold colorways for both the Suede and Roma. The colorways work well in the colder months, with a black base and royal hits of gold that’ll let you stand out from the crowd. PUMA has a number of shoes that can work in 2016, but this is as good a place to start as any.
The PUMA Suede and Roma are two silhouettes with long ties to the streets. Now available in new black and gold colorways, they are hitting 2016 strong. Start the New Year off on the right foot.