Verdict from 8.4 hours of research from the internet

12 reasons to buy

  • Most users of the Puma Roma Basic Summer find it to be true to size.
  • An overwhelming majority of wearers agree that the shoe is very comfortable, making it ideal for all-day wear.
  • A significant number of consumers said that this kick is stylish and classic at the same time.
  • The shoe provides good ankle support, according to a few commenters' opinions.
  • It breaks in easy and adjusts to your foot perfectly after some time, based on some reviewers' observations.
  • A handful of shoe users said that the Puma Roma Basic Summer is breathable and lightweight.
  • Some find the shoe's materials and construction to be of excellent quality and durable.
  • This kick is easy to clean.
  • It is available in a number of stylishly bright colorways.
  • A few users of this shoe were happy that they get compliments on the kick's colors and style.
  • The pair is good value for money, according to a number of buyers.
  • The Puma Roma Basic Summer is versatile enough to be paired with a multitude of casual outfits.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A good number of purchasers disclosed that this pair could run narrower than expected.
  • A handful of shoe users noticed that it gets dirty quickly.

Bottom line

The Puma Roma Basic Summer brings with it its predecessor's rich history in which many people have trusted throughout the years. It also retains its classic silhouette that provides the same comfort and fit that is both time-tested and proven. The only downside of this kick is that it could run narrower than expected, but fitting it in person might just solve it. Ultimately, the shoe's fun colors, breathable comfort, and rich history at an affordable price point might just be well worth your buck.

User reviews:

The Puma Roma Basic Summer is exclusively offered in men's sizing that range from 7.5 to 13. Ladies who want to cop can go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. Although most have agreed that this kick fits true to size, a good number of purchasers have noticed that it could run narrower than average.

A classic saturated with youthful and vibrant colors, the Puma Roma Basic Summer might just be the perfect footwear for the spring and summer seasons. It is best paired with casual staples like jeans, shorts or chinos. Let its bold color be the focal point of your ensemble by dressing it in neutral colored clothing or be playful and go for a pastel-themed outfit to match the colorful season of spring and summer.

This pair's upper is crafted from nylon with leather suede overlays for durability and time-tested comfort. The shoe's tongue and collar are both padded for extra comfort and cushioning. It features the Roma line's signature T-toe construction design for added protection and structure. Lastly, its outsole and toe bumper are made of gum rubber for grip, traction, and toe guard respectively.

Puma first introduced the Roma model in 1968 to pay tribute to the Italian national soccer team's victory in the UEFA European Soccer Championship. Initially created as a running shoe, its upper was constructed from padded nylon-suede that is said to aid in the players' performance and the reason why they garnered medals in the playing field. This kick was first used in sprints before it was utilized for hurdles and other athletic events.

Some years later, the Puma Roma eventually crossed onto the lifestyle scene in the 80s and was deemed to be stylish, but was shelved after a couple of years. In 2003, the brand decided to resurrect the line and reissued the shoe in 2003, dubbed the Puma Roma 68. It features improvements like padded tongue and collar and more arch support.

Today, the classic has been given the summer aesthetic and now comes dressed in fun, vivid colors. The Puma Roma Basic Summer retains its heritage's classic silhouette and materials with an upgrade in its aesthetic.

  • The shoe is available in D Medium width.
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.