“Natural Vachetta” covers the latest PUMA x BIG SEAN Clyde
Puma’s record with hip-hop is surprisingly impressive. The brand has been crushing it when it comes to collaborative releases for a long time, exemplified by pieces such as this PUMA x BIG SEAN Clyde “Natural Vachetta.”
Continuing their incredible run of releases, including award-winning work with Rihanna, Puma rolls on with one of Detroit’s finest. Back in March 2017, Big Sean signed a deal with Puma after spending much of his sneaker endorsing days with the Three Stripes brand.
Of course, this constitutes little more than a move to another branch of the company. Puma has been adidas owned for just over a year now. This latest drop from the Puma x Big Sean partnership features an impressive collection of wears.
The highlight could very well be Sean Don’s take on the Clyde. Those years spent collaborating with adidas have apparently done the Detroit rapper quite some good as this design is an informed use of the Clyde’s features.
Puma Clyde: a classic goes premium with Big Sean
The Puma classic is dipped in a luxurious Vachetta Tan scheme that features a tonal finish. The shoe’s normally streamlined features come in handy here. The Clyde’s color scheme is served really well by the minimal tooling.
The choice to go with a harder leather for the upper – rather than a more common suede – reflects Big Sean’s sneaker sensibilities. He’s long been a fan of 90s era basketball sneaker design. His preferences go towards more overt details such as branding and robust uppers.
The material choice is admittedly a bit more of a modernist take. But, the inclusion of smaller details, such as the color combination of Green and Blue on the heel pull tab, give off an appropriate vintage vibe. We even see that combo on the shoe box, an underrated element of this release.
Big Sean‘s earning himself quite the reputation as a sneaker collaborator. It also really feels like Puma is going to give the Detroit native a little more freedom when it comes to interpreting classic silhouettes.
Available now, make sure you don’t miss out on this gorgeous model and the rest of the collection! While you’re here, make sure to check out the latest info about the adidas Twinstrike ADV Stretch Leather Release.
PUMA x BIG SEAN Clyde “Natural Vachetta”
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