Unlike elsewhere in the world, the popularity of PUMA's signature classic, the PUMA Clyde, never gone through the ebb and flow of fashion trends here in Japan. Instead, it was the "go to shoe" in everyone's wardrobes, where its timeless design made it a perfect complement to any scenario. All the more fitting why PUMA launched a special version of the Clyde for the Japanese market.
Nothing looks different on mere appearance, but upon a closer look, the PUMA Clyde Made In Japan is really a different sneaker all together, with specifications made for the Japanese market.
Few differences include:
Sole - The sole on the Japanese Clyde has a much higher lift at the toe.
FOT or Rear Tab - The collar is shorter and broader then the current Clyde. It also does not have the PUMA logo.
Form Stripe - Slightly different in shape.
Insole - Original insole with Japanese factory markings and sizes.
Although originally available only in Japan, PUMA Clyde Made in Japan models can also be found at select PUMA accounts around the United States.
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