Future R698

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Saddle up with this lighter than light throwback trainer.

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.