After PUMA announced its partnership with Jay- Z in July, sneakerheads have been anxiously waiting for the shoe to become available. A member of PUMA’s marketing team took to Twitter to clear up any speculation relating to whether the sneaker existed to ease fans' anxiety.
But the Queen Bey stopped the world (again) when she released one of her routine “a day in the life of a Goddess” videos featuring the shoes, proving to everyone that she is, in fact, the lucky number 1 fan who was able to cop the shoes first!
So here is everything we know far about the rare PUMA Clyde Trainers:
The shoe was designed by Jay himself!
The peach-colored shoes feature the album's track list outlined on the inner sole and '4:44' album barcode stamped on the side.
There are *tear* only 44 pairs of the super rare shoe in circulation currently. We assume Bey's pair is number 1 of 44, and the rest were only distributed to close family and friends.
The best part of the sneaker is that they are numbered 1:44, 2:44, and so forth. Talk about exclusivity! As you can see, Hov has already started issuing them to his circle!
As of now, other mere mortals outside of the Carter camp can’t get their hands on a pair! But everyone knows that Jay is preparing for his 4:44 tour -- so therefore we may be lucky to get a pair with a surprise drop!
The good news is that PUMA sells similar versions of the Clyde minus the 4:44 inclusion. So you can at least FEEL like you own a pair of the rare ones. As of now, the cost for 4:44’s is unknown -- but does it even matter?
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