With the Microdot collection, PUMA and Undefeated bring a new silhouette to their ongoing collaboration, which up until now has focused entirely on the classic PUMA Clyde. The latest installment features both a Clyde and a the hi-top PUMA RS, both of which incorporate a subtle dotted pattern over hi-quality suede. Offered in black and grey the shoes will be available at select Footaction locations and other retailers beginning November 10th. Go to puma.com/clyde for more info about the collection and to find retail locations near you.
See below for more images and a brief Q&A with Eddie Cruz from Undefeated about the drop.
Q&A With Eddie Cruz:
Q. Can you tell us about the inspiration behind the Microdots
A. Inspiration came from early 90’s fashion dress shirts. Besides, it’s time to start showing a little bit of whimsicalness with kicks going forward.
Q. This is the first time within this collection that you have included a style other than the Clyde, why did you choose the RS and how was it to work with another shoe?
A. The RS’s are a classic looking very timely kick. It’s what people want to wear – High Tops. We took a little piece of the Microdot Clyde and applied it to them. I think people will dig them.
Q. Do you plan to explore other styles in future drops? Or stick with the classic?
A. As of now, we plan to stick with the Clyde, although we have some experimental stuff coming up in 2012 with the Clyde. You’ll see.
Q. What design challenges did you run into with the Microdots?
None. PUMA got them right on the first go around.
Q. Can you tell us about the name Microdot? Does this have any sort of significance? Or Military inspiration like some of the previous names in the collection?
A. No, not at all. The name Microdot is also an exact description of what we did with this particular drop. I think they look quite sophisticated.
Q. How do you feel this shoe fits into trends our there in the market place right now?
A. You’ll start to see other brands adding fun elements to their kicks. The whole basic thing is almost over. You need a twist on it.
Q. This is the first time you have incorporated a pattern or print in the designs, is this something we will see more of?
Q. How do you feel this drop fits in with the past drops in the collection?
A. Well, it’s a Clyde with the same high quality tooling as the previous. Only difference is the pattern on the shoe. It’s important for us to stay consistent, but also flex a little bit of flavor to keep things new and fresh.