Hard to improve upon a classic!

Iconic, good-looking, comfortable shoe. My first pair since jr. high school. Liked them then, still like them. The Suede Classic is basically the same shoe as the original Puma Clyde: the first basketball star-licensed sneaker, from Walt (Clyde) Frazier, who knew style and liked to look good on and off the court. (Before the era of basketball stars competing to put their name on the most outlandishly hideous galoshes.)After all the years of being forced to buy increasingly gaudy, clown-like sneakers at the mall sport shoe stores, I rebelled and started shopping online a few years ago. Wanted a casual sport shoe that looked like a casual shoe, and actually went with the rest of my clothing–not like my feet were on acid. Loved the Emerica Reynolds Cruiser in the new lines of skateboarding shoes with a classic retro look–simple, elegant suede styling with comfy padding. Bought several colors until they were recently discontinued (even ordered my last pair from Europe).So, went online shopping again…and low and behold: my original Puma Clydes! Just as classy and comfortable as ever. And I’m obviously not the only one who’s sick of ugly sneakers: everywhere I go, people compliment me on my shoes. Yet the mall stores still stock the clown shoes.Steeple Gray color looks great, and Curds & Whey is nice too (a little more tan and better looking than the color pictured here, which looks yellowish).By the way, I didn’t find these run small. My normal size fits fine–if anything just a tad long, with plenty of toe room.

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