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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $100
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Fit & Sizing

The Puma Thunder Rive Droite women’s sneakers have a lace-up closure in a medium width, The low-boot silhouette has a pull tab at tongue and heel for easy on and off. It comes with regular flat lacing with padded heel and tongue.  Sizes for the collaborative Puma Thunder Droite women’s sneakers US sizes range from 3.5 to 12. Men may also buy this women-exclusive footwear by adding 1.5 size up for equi valet fit.

Puma Thunder Rive Droite Style

Style-wise the Paris-inspired design of Dubai-based designer Lama Jouni for the Puma Thunder Rive Droite sneakers debuted in two colorways. The colorways consists of a Deep Lagoon/Orchid Bloom and Gray/Barbados Cherry colorway.  The shoe also came out with collaborative apparel that is best to pair with these kicks.

The Puma apparel that came out of the collaboration include a velour top, hoodies, off-shoulder top, and cargo sweatpants.  The women’s sneaker comes in handy during activities that allow several hours standing. The shoes have a retro look with enough feminine accents for “hypebabes” wanting to elevate their sneaker game once in a while.

Notable Features

The dad sneaker aesthetics of the Puma Thunder Rive Droite is its main highlight with exagerrated tooling, blownout proportions, and unique color blocking inspired by designer Lama Jouni’s stay in Paris. The low boot silhouette of the leather, nubuck, and mesh upper comes with an IMEVA midsole  with TPU pieced from Puma that delivers a lightweight and comfortable feel.

Puma Thunder Rive Droite History

The Puma Thunder series has been a success since it first launched the Puma Thunder Spectra in the first quarter of 2018. Since then, the collection has gone with many variants that include the Puma Thunder Electric and Puma Thunder Desert.

The Puma Thunder Rive Droite shoes, meanwhile, came out much later in time for Winter 2018. The global sports brand tapped Dubai-based lama Jouni for a collaboration on the Thunder sneakers.  Under Puma’s collaborative platform Co. Creative, the partnership resulted in the release of the Thunder Rive Droite by Puma together with apparel designed by Lama Jouni.

Puma’s Co. Creative platform helps facilitate partnerships with global up-and-coming brands led by the top creative trailblazers in fashion and business. Puma’s senior head of Select Yassine Saidi was instrumental for the namesake brand’s creative director Lama Jouni to engage in a partnership for the Puma Thunder Rive Droite.  The modern approach of the design is to keep the shoe minimalist, classic, and ready to wear but still having that edge to stand out.

Aside from the Puma Thunder Rive Droite, another collaborative model launched with the Dubai-based label is the Puma Thunder Rive Gauche which were both inspired by Jouni’s Parisian stay while learning Fashion Design at Parsons and under the helm of luxury fashion houses balmain and Red Hourani.

The Puma Thunder Rive Droite sneaker launched in time for the winter months of 2018 with aesthetics that depict strong urban-inspired color schemes.  The chunky dad shoe is composed of leather, nubuck, and, suede upper materials, stitching, and turn formstrip and overlays.

Additional Info

  • The shoe is part of Puma’s Co. Creative Initiative  in collaboration with Lama Jouni.
  • Rubber outsole of the Puma Thunder Rive Droite offers solid grip and traction.
  • Pull tab at tongue and back aims for a quick on and off.

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