September 6, 2011 BY Brendan Dunne
Does the team at Undefeated ever sleep? Set to drop just the day after their latest brick and mortar effort out in San Francisco is yet another installment in their ongoing team-up with Puma. We’ve seen many a Clyde from this collection already, but this time around they ditch the classic canvas and opt for an updated look. The UNDFTD x Puma Clyde ‘Rip-Stop’ pack features four separate colorways all packing the grid pattern nylon on the uppers. Take a full look at each pair after the jump, as well as an interview with Eddie Cruz discussing the project. Look our for these on Saturday, September 10th at Undefeated locations.
Q. Can you tell us about the design inspiration behind the latest drop in the
PUMA x Undefeated collaboration?
A. Military gear has been seeing a revival for the past couple of seasons; we wanted to build on this and looked to military inspired fabrics to transform the Clyde. The NRC’s are made from a high-quality Ripstop material.
Q. What design challenges did you run into with the NRC’s?
A. It actually went pretty smooth. The first samples came out a little shiny, but were corrected by using a matted Nylon Ripstop instead. We are very happy with the end results. I think our mission was accomplished with this Clyde. It’s simple, wearable and it has a twist
Q. How do you feel this drop compares to the first two releases in the PUMA x Undefeated Collection – The Stripe-Off Clydes and The Cali Canvas Clydes?
A. There’s no comparison at all. Since it’s a collection, we wanted to make sure we did something different for every drop, while still keeping it cohesive, especially since we’re only working with one style – The Clyde.
Q. How do you feel these Clydes fit into other fall trends you are seeing in the marketplace?
A. Aside from the pearl white, we went with darker colors that fit right in. Olive, Navy and Black. Most importantly, people love breaking out their technical jackets in the fall. This Clyde is definitely complimented by a nice technical waterproof jacket.
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