Puma Thunder Rive Droite
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Overview of this review
Size and fit
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.
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 cleat 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.
- 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.