Our verdict


A reawakened version of the PUMA Fast Rider, the PUMA Future Rider Play On attracts both sneaker collectors and average shoe wearers alike for the fun and unique color-blocking and sleek silhouette this low-top offers. Apart from the style, the level of comfort built within the shoe through PUMA’s Rider Foam cushioning adds an extra bounce with every step. Crafted along with the makeup of PUMA’s running-inspired lifestyle line, the PUMA Future Rider boasts futuristic and retro designs through vivid color combos and nostalgic style nods to the ‘80s era.


  • Unique colorways
  • Durable construction
  • Lightweight
  • High fashion
  • Reasonably priced
  • Stylish


  • Average comfort level
  • Narrow for wide feet

Who should buy the PUMA Future Rider Play On

This stylish PUMA Future Rider Play On could be a great match for you if:

  • You are looking for a shoe with a design that is a fusion of running style and high fashion.
  • You want a shoe that features a mesh fabric line in its sock liner that adds breathability.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Logo

Style of the  PUMA Future Rider Play On

With color variations ranging from Fluo Green to splashes of neon yellow to the basic black and white, figuring out what clothes to wear with this trainer are endless.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Upper material

Men can don skinny black joggers, plain black tee, and a pair of Black/Fluo Green/Dazzling Blue on their feet to make the pops of color stand out.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Collar

For the trendy gal, putting on the colorful Luminous Purple/Fluo Pink kick paired with some boyfriend jeans and a plain white midi crop screams fashion.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Mouth opening

Notable Features

Apart from the pops of colors, one of the features that PUMA retained from the Fast Rider is the first-of-its-kind Federbein outsole. The construction of the outsole fits the casual-cool lifestyle of today and streamlines it in the Future Rider.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Insole

Not visible is the Rider Foam tech system in the footbed that gives that extra spring with every step. It is a shock-absorbing ultra-comfortable foam. An homage to the ‘80s is showcased in the exposed tongue, which was common among running shoes during that era.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Midsole

History of the PUMA Future Rider Play On

In the eighties, PUMA noticed that more people were jogging on the streets but realized that no footwear catered to such kind. This is how the PUMA Fast Rider came to be.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Outsole

Released in 1980, the Fast Rider also launched the Federbein outsole. The inverted V pattern on the outsole provided traction, stability, and grip. It imitates automotive suspension that gives a more cushioned road feel. 

PUMA Future Rider Play On Tongue

The running world took notice of the Rider not only for the revolutionary trainer technology, but because the studs on the sole were great for the tracks, the roads, and the trails, making it an all-terrain running shoe. 

PUMA Future Rider Play On Heel logo

In honor of its timelessness, PUMA relaunched the Fast Rider 40 years after by releasing the PUMA Play On pack in two new styles: Style Rider and Future Rider. 

PUMA Future Rider Play On Stripe

Launched under PUMA’s Futro -- a mish-mash of Future/Retro -- the approach of tapping up-and-coming pop culture influencers, PUMA partners with artists Danileigh and YBN Cordae for the Rider Pack launch.

PUMA Future Rider Play On Heel