Late last year, the team at PUMA revived the brand’s vintage Rider line via two modernized versions, the Style Rider and Future Rider. Now, the big cat is returning to its roots, releasing the original ’80s Fast Rider this week.

In the 1980s, running technologies were in a very different place. These days, we have different gels and foams underfoot to provide cushioning, but in the early days of sneaker technology, the materials underfoot were much simpler. Around that time, PUMA introduced the Fast Rider, which looked to new Federbein rubber outsoles for extra shock absorption and a featherlight upper for an extra edge against the competition. While the technology inside the Fast Rider is out of date in 2020, the style is still immensely popular, leading PUMA to revive the vintage sneakers in their original form later this week. The first release of the Fast Rider OG comes in a mix of bright blue and navy, titled the “Source”, and constructed with a mixed material upper and leather Formstrip for stability. 


PUMA’s release of the retro Fast Rider silhouette, the inspiration for the modern Rider line, is scheduled to drop later this week, on March 1st, 2020. The sleek Palace Blue “Source” colorway of the vintage silhouette will be available from both PUMA and select retailers with a price tag of just $70. Check out the official images below for a better look, and stay tuned to JustFreshKicks for more PUMA release news. 

PUMA Fast Rider “Source” 
Release Date: March 1st, 2020
Price: $70
Color: Palace Blue-Dark Denim
Style Code: 371601-01