For 2017,the first drop debuts on January 13th and includes two premium iterations of the iconic PUMA Clyde with the Clyde Wool & Ball for the Legacy Collection honoring and celebrating the David T. Howard High School of Atlanta.
Founded as an elementary school in 1923 by a former slave, Atlanta’s David T. Howard School converted into a high school in 1948. In its fifty years it became a gamechanger by setting a new precedent for education, playing a significant role in the civil rights movement and producing prominent alumni including basketball and PUMA legend Walt “Clyde” Frazier. This year, PUMA celebrates the school and its role in our nation’s history with two capsule collections incorporating footwear and apparel.
The Clyde BBall takes complete design inspiration from a basketball through its leather textured upper. Stand out Gold eyelets give a nod to Clyde’s many basketball trophies.
The Clyde Wool Boasts a completely different inspiration. Featuring a a mix of wool chenille to mimic High School Letterman’s Jackets. It bears the colors of blue and gold, the schools theme.
Available in-store January 13th.