Following a series of teases, PUMA has today dropped the Future Rider Play On. Ushering in the next wave of Future Rider releases the Future Rider Play On dips into the hefty PUMA archive for some 80’s color inspiration riffing off the model’s key reference point the original Fast Rider while giving it a healthy dosage of 2020 newness.

Highsnobiety / Timo Helgert
Highsnobiety / Timo Helgert
/ Timo Helgert

The color up features all the bold primary and neon pops we have come to expect from PUMA combining them with a more toned-down black suede overlay to the forefoot and a clean white midsole and Formstrip. Keeping up appearances with last year’s Future Rider drops the sneaker continues the Future/retro clash by combining the original Fast Rider’s “Federbein” conical studs with a TPU heel stabilizer for that altogether comfier walk to work feel.

Highsnobiety / Timo Helgert

Leaning heavily into the futuristic angle, we hooked up the services of AR Visual artist Vacades to put the Future Rider Play On through its digital paces with his progressive vision of a not so distant reality.

Dropping today the Future Rider Play On is now available in stores worldwide and at puma.com for €90.

  • Artist: Timo Helgert, known as Vacades
  • Sound Designe: Neovaii
  • Creative: Dan Hart-Davies
  • Editor: Kevin Soar
  • Producer: Nikita Ono
  • Project Manager: Sarah Vielhaus, Mona Vogel
Words by Kevin Soar