Verdict from +100 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Cushy: Heaps of owners highly appreciate the softness and flexibility of the Puma R78. 
  • Striking: Buyers find the cool-shaded selection of the Puma R78 appealing. 
  • Well-built: Plenty of owners state that it’s one of the quality sneakers produced by Puma. 
  • Affordable: Lots of purchasers are endorsing this shoe as it’s among the cheapest in the market.
  • Stylish: Its throwback charm is one of the many reasons why it draws attention. 
  • Lightweight: Some wearers consider this kick to be light.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Tight: Several buyers mention that it runs narrow.
  • Less roomy: According to some wearers, its pointy toe feels a bit cramped. 

Bottom line

Puma R78 reaches out to the active buyers who want a well-cushioned sneaker with old-school elements. You can pick from a host of Puma R78 cool colors that put a nice spin on this retro-style silhouette. Apart from being light and cushy, this ultra-cheap kick is breathable too.  

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Puma R78: An '80s runner with flashy touch-ups  

Puma keeps its running-inspired sneaker lineup updated every so often with fresh, trendy, and comfy selections. One that brings back the 1980s fashion but treated with modern niceties is the Puma R78. Its silhouette resurrects the sporty vibe of the Puma Cabana Racer from its 80s running shoe archive. Like the old runner, this modified version comes in hard-wearing nylon, breathable mesh, and synthetic suede package. 

Why it’s worth adding to your sneaker rotation?

  • Puma R78 is available in an extremely wallet-friendly package.
  • For durability, the upper is assembled with nylon ripstop.
  • Giving it a clean, throwback charm is the use of mesh and suede hits.
  • It offers plenty of cushioning from the car suspension-inspired Puma Federbein sole, the same unit used in the Fast Rider.
  • One of the Puma casual shoes that can be grabbed in a wide range of flashy colors as vibrant as those from the Puma RS series
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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.