PUMA’s legendary 80s running shoe, the FAST RIDER, is back to make a vibrant, playful splash on the streets. The iconic retro style – which once brought the fun of running to the streets– has been revamped to launch the FUTURE RIDER OG and STYLE RIDER OG as the next generation of playful, casual-cool streetstyle.
COMMEMORATING GERMANY’S FIRST-EVER JOGGING SHOE
Column As part of the first drop, PUMA will bring back the FAST RIDER OG to celebrate the iconic running shoe from the 1980s, that kicked off a new era as Germany’s first “jogging” shoe 40 years ago. In the 80s, more and more people picked up running to become fit – or simply for fun – and took the sports from the track to the street. To cater to the needs of those asphalt joggers, PUMA developed the state-of-the-art Federbein technology , which imitated the suspension of cars, for enhanced shock absorption and comfort.
Needless to say that the upcoming FAST RIDER OG features the shock-absorbing Federbein outsole with a RIDERFOAM midsole for high rebound. It comes in the original vibrant, 80’s inspired colorways and includes a lightweight upper made out of breathable nylon with suede overlays, minimal padding and lining.
REVAMPED FOR THE NEXT GENERATION CASUAL-COOL STREETSTYLE
For the FUTURE RIDER OG and STYLE RIDER OG, PUMA has merged the best of the past and the future: futro silhouettes, newly developed RIDERFOAM for extra comfort, bold materials and a playful 80s color blocking.
The FUTURE RIDER OG comes in the 80s contemporary yellow/blue colorway, with nylon upper and overlays in suede. Inspired by the original “Federbein”, the FUTURE RIDER OG features a subtle corrugated outsole and TPU heel stabilizer for more steadiness.
The STYLE RIDER OG showcases new materials with breathable mesh and overlays in suede, a bulky midsole plus the new shock-absorbing RIDERFOAM for high rebound and the subtle corrugated outsole for a reduced look.
FAST RIDER OG, the FUTURE RIDER OG and the STYLE RIDER OG are dropping globally at PUMA.com, PUMA stores and selected retailers on October 26.