Verdict from +100 user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Many reviewers appreciate the brand for retaining the OG classic retro look on the relaunch of the Puma Fast Rider. 
  • According to a number of users, the shoes are extremely lightweight.
  • Mentions a handful of purchasers, the outsole of the kick is truly absorbent.
  • The shoes are not just great for track and field, but also for hikes, says some users.
  • Numerous users attest that they fit true to size, thus making it one of the most comfortable shoes they own.
  • Some testers find the new colorways of the shoe stunning. 
  • Many also agree that sneaker provides the perfect cushioning, especially on the heel part of the shoe.

2 reasons not to buy

  • One user says that the grippy soles can easily pick up pebbles and small debris.
  • Some reviewer says that the black and orange colorway of the shoe is hard to pair with a casual outfit.

Bottom line

The Puma Fast Rider from Puma embodies the nature of the first days when running became a thing. The relaunched archive sneaker ideally copies the original silhouette that is appreciated by a lot of people back then. The newly released modern-day colorways with vibrant tones of blue and yellow, and black and orange dazed many fans the same way. 

The sneaker can be set out in two words, sporty and classy. With the right outfit, anyone can surely pull it off. 

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Good to know

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.

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.  

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!

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. 

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

Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.