Model: Future Rider Ride On
Key Features: The lightweight deconstructed ripstop upper and the corrugated outsole nod to sneaker’s ‘80s model of inspiration, the Fast Rider. The TPU heel stabilizer is also a distinctive element that's called out in a different vibrant shade in each colorway.
Release Date: Available now.
Buy: PUMA.com, PUMA stores and selected retailers worldwide.
Editor’s Notes: After months of teasing, PUMA’s Future Rider Ride On sneaker has finally hit virtual and physical shelves worldwide. Inspired by the Fast Rider sneaker from the ‘80s, the Future Rider Ride On draws cues from the original and reworks them into a modern sneaker with a distinctly retro feel, continuing what PUMA dubs its “Futro” approach.
Similar to its predecessor, the Future Rider Ride On features a supple, ripstop nylon upper with suede overlays and the brand’s iconic Formstripe in smooth leather. Meanwhile, the waffle-like outsole is a reduced and improved version of the “Federbein” construction featured on the ‘80s model. Although its aesthetic may appeal to the retro-inclined and in particular those with a love of ‘80s bright and neon-tinged colorways, the Future Rider is constructed with modern materials including a newly developed midsole and a TPU heel stabilizer.
The Future Rider Ride On is available now.