The future of footwear is heavy on heritage, light on the “lbs.” Just take the Future R698. It’s inspired by the original PUMA R698, a shoe that hit the ground running in the 1990s and built its credibility through PUMA’s Trinomic motion control technology. This version sheds a few unnecessary ounces with lightweight synthetic suede and air mesh. It further pushes the limits of minimalism with its brand spanking new floating saddle construction: the saddle piece is only stitched in the most necessary places in order to reduce stitching and weight. The Future R698 utilizes the Faas 300 tooling – one of PUMA’s lightweight running shoes – for a slimmed down, clean aesthetic. Slap a reflective Formstrip on the side, and you’ve got yourself a future classic, kids.
Saddle up with this lighter than light throwback trainer.