Born during the vulcanized era at Puma, this style originated back in 2003 as the Roadster Hi, a name inspired by roller skating and satin jackets from the ’70s. After their release though Puma was forced to imply with a name change, or drop the sneakers from their lineup due to legal reasons. Knowing they had a classic on their hands the last thing Puma wanted to do was scrap the Roadster Hi, so they dumped the “ST” from the name and started selling the sneakers again under the name Roader. The Puma Roader Hi.
With the market pleading for clean, simple, basic sneakers Puma felt it was the perfect time to bring back the Puma Roader Hi as a retro, with the original styling the Roadster Hi was known for. One of the first colorways to release this season is this White/Green model which uses a smooth White leather upper followed by White perforated leather on the toe, lace panels and tongue. Accenting the pure White base are hits of Green applied to the tongue tag, heel panel, Puma formstripe and on the pinstripe detailing and included shoelaces.
When it comes to casual styled sneakers Puma is defiantly on top of their game and this Roader Hi proves just that. If you’re interested scoop up a pair for yourself through Finishline for $65.