I'm continue with the second Tommie Smith sneakers series by Puma. A follow up 2008 release from the Tommie Smith x Puma Suede collection are a two-pack of sneakers based on another Puma classic, the Clyde.
Puma tribute the US Olympic legend Tommie Smith in the 40th Anniversary for the second series with the Puma Clyde, in both gold and navy colorways. One flashy, the other calm, both feature the numbers 19.83, in reference to Smith’s world record setting time in the 200 meter, as well as “Mexico City” written beneath the Puma logo. Both styles reference the location, the 1968 Olympics.
Clyde featuring an upper made out of metallic gold leather, with an embossed 1968 Mexico City Olympic gold medal all over pattern. Other details include an embossed gold medal and the tongue labels display his record breaking time of 19.83 seconds in the 200M race.
Shoes have been lined with a metallic gold leather lining, a reference to his gold medal win. Other details include an embossed gold medal, “Mexico City” written beneath the Puma logo. & lateral and the tongue labels display his record breaking time of 19.83 s in the 200M race.
Image comparison between two Tommie Smith Puma Suede X series. The Puma Suede with "Suede" written beneath the Puma logo instead of "Mexico City" for Clyde series. Another featuring, word "68" on Puma Suede tongue labels.