Size and fit

The Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas RS-X3 is available in men's sizes only, but women may get a pair of 1.5 sizes down from their usual size. The shoe is constructed with a lacing system and uses laces made of cotton that can be adjusted easily according to the wearer's preference.

It has the RS signature cushioning found on the midsole that provides better impact protection to the feet. The kick also has a removable insole to provide additional comfort to the feet. and uses a rubber outsole that provides traction and grip.

Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas RS-X3 Style

The Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas RS-X3 for men is a retro sneaker that flaunts a chunky profile. The kicks upper is composed of multilayered mesh and synthetic leather overlays that are seated on top of a chunky sole. The tongue and collar are padded generously for extreme comfort and support. and the   

Puma and Mercedes offer this model in two motorsport style colorways, the grey with yellow accents and black with green accents. Instead of the jumping cat logo, the shoe has a Mercedes circle logo on the heel. It also has the RS-X3 branding placed on the tongue and the outsole of the shoe.

The chunky retro look of Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas RS-X3 looks great with a pair of sweatshirts, tracksuit, and jogger pants for a more sporty and athletic vibe. This shoe also goes along well with jeans and tees for a more casual look.

Notable Features

The Puma RS-X3 is well known for its multilayered material and multicolored upper on top of chunky outsoles, but what sets this shoe apart from other RS-X3 is the Mercedes Logo used at the back of the heel. The color combination of the shoe also enhanced the style of motorsport style while retaining the technology of this silhouette.  

Puma Mercedes AMG Petronas RS-X3 History

The Puma Running System Technology (Puma RS) was introduced during the 80s when Puma released the RS-100. The RS-100 is a classic running shoe made of supreme cushioning with shock-absorbing qualities giving the wearer ample support on the feet.

Puma considered the RS-100 as a ground-breaking design, with its upper of colorful synthetic materials creating aesthetics of a puzzle. This technology became the signature of the RS family as it provides both stability and style.

The success of RS-100 was then followed by the RS-Computer, a running shoe that was definitely ahead of its time. RS-Computer was the first runner built with a computer chip on the heel that records distance, time, and calories. The shoe's futuristic design gave birth to the RS-X series that we know today. 

The RS-X series released different silhouettes starting from RS-X, the RS-X Reinvention, the RS-X Toys (mostly known as the Rubiks Cube Collaboration), to the latest RS-X3. The RS-X3 is a revamped version of the first RS-X by using synthetic and textile materials with the same mechanism as its predecessor. Puma also added PU insole apart from its thick and comfortable midsole.

Nice to know

  • Full Lace closure.
  • Bold contrasting color of TPU pieces at midsole.
  • Lightweight PU midsole and RS cushioning.
  • Mercedes AMG Petronas branded tab on the lateral sides.
  • RS-X branding on the tongue. 

Facts / Specs

Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma RS, Puma RS
Closure: Laces
Material: Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
SKUs: 30649901

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.