Base model: Puma Roma
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Roma
Price: $70
Special editions: 11 special editions
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The Puma Roma Basic Holographic has a snug fit and runs true to size. The sneakers are available in sizes for men and women in medium width D, and B.  The dimensions of this shoe range from US size 7 to 14 for men while women’s size runs from 5.5 to 11.

Casual and unassuming are the vibes exuded by the Puma Roma Basic Holographic every time customers wear each pair. Intended for daily wear, the shoe comes with a sleek design to muster short or long walks in the city.

The design doesn’t quickly go out of style while the material used in construction gives the assurance that it can be worn for all seasons. Further elevating the sense of fashion of this retro sneaker are the holographic Formstrip in gold, green, and grey tones. The colorways are also versatile as it comes in White/Gold, Whit/Green and Puma Black color combinations.

The most striking feature of the Puma Roma Basic Holographic is its redesigned Formstrip with a holographic design for an updated look. The classic-inspired look and T-toe construction are also notable features so as its soft midsole cushioning, and padded tongue and collar. A stable arch support also gives wearers protection from injuries.

German brand Puma was established in the town of Herzogenaurach by Rudolf Dassler in 1948. The shoe company was an offshoot of the Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory) founded in 1924 by the Dassler Brothers known for manufacturing athletic shoes with customers including top athletes and Olympians.

Establishing his shoe brand, Rudolf Dassler initially called it Ruda in 1948. Ruda, however, was subsequently changed to Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler or called merely Puma. The shoe gained initial success creating shoes for sports such as running and soccer in its early years.

However, growing market changes and the demand for lifestyle shoes led to the company diversifying its offerings by releasing retro-inspired sneakers coming from its extensive archives of shoes. Among the footwear revived from the old collection is the Puma Roma.

The Puma Roma was first launched in 1968 as a running shoe intended for sprinters and hurdlers.  With its lightweight design and compact silhouette, the kicks were an early favorite among the track and field community with its T-toe construction and padded nylon-suede construction materials.

The shoe was re-issued around in the 200)s with an improved look, a padded tongue, and a reliable arch support. The synthetic leather material was extensively used in the upper with more modern colorways to entice younger customers.  Among the variants of the shoe that was released is the Puma Roma Basic Holographic with hologram-style accents on the sides for a more prominent looking Formstrip.

  • Formstrip design located on both sides of the shoe also adds stability and balance to the sneaker.
  • Rubber sole that extends at the front protects feet from bumps.
  • Branding details that include a woven Puma label at tongue, a Puma Roma callout at lateral side and a Cat Logo at heel complete the overall look of the classic sneaker.