Following the recent re-release of the XS850 and continuing the run of 90’s Trinomic retros, PUMA will shortly bring back the original silhouette of their R698 model.
The OG ’93 R698 features a colour palette inspired by the XS850, this time swapping the white base for a much darker upper with an all black forefoot. The XS850’s 90’s hallmark splatter print has been applied to the heel with additional pink elements around the collar and tongue to create a shoe that looks completely different from front to back. PUMA’s Trinomic technology sits inside the R698’s wedge of a sole with the logo resting on the outer heel.
The R698 has a slimmer, more wearable silhouette than the XS850 and this model creates a much better finished product for me. Look for the R698 OG ’93 at select PUMA stockists on May 17th, including Hanon.