Banksy collecting and sneaker freakery, together at last.
These were created for the 2003 Turf War exhibition in collaboration with sponsors Puma. I believe 10-20 pairs were made at the time and never went on sale.
Banksy chose the colour way; the official description is ‘coffee/sesame’. The trainers bear Banksy’s tag in gold on the inside above the sole and the legend ‘Turf War’ on the exterior in gold.
This pair come in the original box and still bear the promotional stock labels on the inner sole.
Puma relaunched its signature Clyde silhouette from 1970 in the early 2000s. The Clyde was the first sneaker worn in a sponsored NBA athlete deal, by Walt ‘Clyde’ Frazier. He had rejected their original shoe and helped redesign Puma’s Suede design to be lighter and more flexible but with additional padding.