No, we did not build a time machine. PUMA may have pioneered many things – including the original PUMA Suede in 1968 – but we have not mastered time travel. The Future Suede appears to tell a different story. Steeped in basketball heritage and b-boy airbabies, it retains its signature 1968 profile. But that’s where the familial looks end. The Future Suede is light on weight, light on suede, and heavy on the futuristic tweaks: a lightweight bottom, painted midsole, and neoprene tongue. It’s decked out with PUMA Trinomic hexagons, heel clips, and eyelets. Not to mention a varnished tonal nylon and synthetic suede Formstrip for an all-over ultramodern aesthetic. Will it live up to its reputation for changing the game? Yes. And it doesn’t take a teleport to 2019 to know so.
Future Suede Lite
This old school icon just got a big time, lightweight, ultramodern redo.