8. Puma Suede/Clyde (1973)
Without the Puma “Clyde”, we’d have no Jordan’s. That’s right, the Puma Clyde was the very first signature basketball shoe. Jordan’s didn’t come out for 13 more years after this release.
When you think about it, Puma and Clyde Frazier were a weird combination. Frazier had really outlandish and wild style, yet puma is refined and conservative. Fortunately, or not, the Clyde’s were more or less a traditional Puma shoe with a little script “Clyde” on them. Still, the influence was huge.