The Suede originally released in 1968. Back then, sneaker technology wasn't what it is today. The Suede made a very good skate shoe at the time, but purity of heritage is no reason to shirk beneficial technologies, so the silhouette has been updated for skaters. Puma and Diamond Supply have added elastic to the tongue to keep the shoe flexibly locked in place, included perforations in the vamp, a mesh collar lining, and a host of added padding all over the shoe. "The original Clyde is an ode to the early '90s skateboarding scene while the skate version of the Suede has been updated for the modern skater with the new footwear technology and premium materials," explains Diamonds. All over both shoes are supple suedes, plus some embellishments including embossed crocodile skin, which Diamond Supply has adopted as a part of its brand identity. The Diamond Supply Co. x Puma Suede drops in all Cream, all Diamond Blue, and all Black on December 10 at DiamondSupplyCo.