Size and fit

The Puma Fast Rider is exclusively available in men’s sizing. However, women can also pull it off given its simple and slim silhouette. As long as one bases size from the Puma’s official sizing guide, anyone can get the perfect fit for them. The shoe features a lace closure system to ensure a personalized fit based on one’s preference.  

Originally known to be made for running, the Fast Rider is lightweight which makes it extra comfortable. Furthermore, it features the Riderfoam cushioning technology to add a softer feel to it. With the iconic Federbein outsole, the shoe contains amazing stability and grip which makes it a high-rebound shoe.

Puma Fast Rider Style

Since the shoe is originally released in the ’80s, the new iteration of the Fast Rider still has that classic retro silhouette with a modern-day makeover to it. The Puma Fast Rider has one of the most iconic silhouettes. It has a slim profile with an upper of leather and suede combined. 

The new era of the sneaker comes in two new colorways. One, composed bright blue and yellow color blocking. One in an updated black and orange colorway, retaining the original silhouette of the 80’s glory.  However, the OG version of the shoe, in blue and white colorways can still be found in some retail stores.  

Notable Features

A shoe that embodies the first days of running or jogging. The Puma Fast Rider is a game-changer in the running world. It is one of the first jogging trainers. Previously known for its lightness, the newly released versions retain almost the same features as the OG ones. With a shock-absorbent sole, one can surely be rolling the track with some cool retro looking kicks!

Puma Fast Rider History

As running and jogging first blew up in the 1980s, most of the famous shoe brands have competed to make their versions of the most comfortable trainers. Puma created a whole series of them, the Puma Rider series, including the Puma Fast Rider. The first running shoe in Germany.

Introduced in the early 80s’, Fast rider became one of the brand’s most comfortable shoes. Sold with a “Ride on.” as the tagline, it became a hit for its qualities that stun wearers, gaining five-star reviews from running publications.  

As it debuts its archived kicks, the brand kept the OG silhouette and qualities with better technology. Yet again, loved by many. 

Nice to know

  • A woven Puma label is placed on the tongue of the shoe.
  • The shoe originally weighed at 279.

Facts / Specs

Style: Classic
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Closure: Laces
Material: Rubber Sole, EVA
Special editions: 1 special edition

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