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20 Sneakers That Have Lived Double Lives via PUMA

PUMA Clyde

Year Of Release: 1973
First Life: Basketball Sneaker
Second Life: B-Boy Sneaker

While adidas may have had hip hop on lock with Shelltoes, the B-Boys went another route when it came to picking their sneakers and track suits. PUMA Clydes may have been intended for the basketball court back in 1973, the unequivocal cool factor of Walt "Clyde" Frazier made these just as important off the hardwood. In the late '70s and early '80s, the break dancing phenomenom became huge and the PUMA Clyde/Suede broke into pop culture history thanks to the B-Boys.

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