Verdict from +100 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of the reviewers commend the Puma Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra shoe’s comfort level. 
  • The overall look of this sneaker from Puma gets a lot of praise from many users. 
  • One buyer has commented that she frequently receives compliments on her shoes.
  • The colorways available get the nod from several consumers who love the color combinations.
  • A few users have mentioned that they admire the shoe’s quality, with a couple noting the shoe’s nice leatherwork and stitching.
  • A couple of people like that this collab shoe with Scuderia Ferrari feels lightweight on their feet.
  • One person has observed that the shoes are great for doing workouts such as weight training or stationary biking.
  • One reviewer has noted the shoe’s tread pattern, which he says is a nice touch.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Most reviewers have mentioned that the fit runs narrow.
  • A buyer would like more color options.

Bottom line

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is a lifestyle shoe that retains its motorsport ties with this slick edition from the Drift Cat series. It’s a comfortable and eye-catching shoe, ideal not only for fans of the sport but for everyday people who want to put their best shoe forward.

The shoe runs narrow, however, once the perfect fit is found, the kick is one of the most comfortable around.

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Good to know

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is a well-ventilated sneaker with a lace-up closure system. Based on many reviews and on the brand site itself, the shoe has a narrow fit, which follows the streamlined design of one of the world’s favorite sports cars.

The shoe has a low-to-the-ground feel and a rounded driver’s heel for more comfort when operating a vehicle. 

If ever there was a shoe that personified racing, then the Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is it. This shoe has an extremely sporty look that would go well with any casual outfit such as track pants and rolled up jeans and most types of denim.

The sleek upper conveys speed, and the perforations all around the shoe, while definitely eye-catching, serve another purpose. They allow air to circulate inside, keeping your foot dry and sweat-free.

The Ferrari shield logo on the sides of the sneaker and the leaping cat graphic on the toes immediately convey to the observer that this is quality footwear. The sleek styling of the shoe echoes the graceful and speedy design of cars built by the world-renowned Italian sports car manufacturer, Ferrari. 

A distinguishable feature in the shoe includes the Puma Formstrip on the upper, which is shown in the form of perforated details. A breathable EcoOrthoLite sockliner gives the shoe optimum fit and comfort.

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra is an iteration from the popular Drift Cat series, which in turn is the third evolution of that iconic racing shoe, the Speed Cat. The Speed Cat was released in 2001 and debuted on the feet of Jordan Formula 1 team driver Jean Alesi and his pit crew. It was in black suede with a Jordan yellow formstrip.

In 2004, Puma, in collaboration with Michael Schumacher, evolved the Speed Cat into the Future Cat. The Future Cat had asymmetrical lacing and a re-designed forefoot which gave the shoe both comfort and a snug fit.  The midsole’s dual-density material dampened vibrations but helped maintain pedal feel. It also featured a leaping cat on the shoe’s forefoot and seven stars on the heel counter. The Future Cat came out in a number of hi- and low-top versions in 2005.

When Puma realized the potential of the shoe in the lifestyle sector, the brand released the Future Cat in a wide array of styles and colors. The continued popularity of the shoe led to the creation of the Drift Cat, a shoe geared for the street culture that made the Future Cat a favorite.

The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra keeps its motorsport racing history with this update of the classic Drift Cat. It has a synthetic upper with perforation details and a raised strip on both sides for texture and depth.

  • The Ferrari Drift Cat 5 Ultra low top is available in eye-catching color combinations such as Puma white/rosso corsa/Puma black, rosso corsa/Puma white/Puma black, and Puma black/rosso corsa/Puma black.
  • The colors of the Italian flag are clearly seen on the upper of this shoe.
  • It is also called the SF Drift Cat 5 Ultra. The SF here stands for Scuderia Ferrari, which is the name of Ferrari’s racing team.


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