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Neutral / cushion / high arch

Shoes for runners who does not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

Stability / overpronation / normal arch

Shoes for runners who needs arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a normal arch. See the best stability shoes.

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Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

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- Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
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The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

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We spent 7.3 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

9 reasons to buy

  • The Puma Roma Citi Series fits perfectly, according to some shoe users.
  • Numerous customers like the stylishly minimal yet classic design of the shoe.
  • Actual wearers appreciate the T-shaped toe bumper as it protects the toes from sudden bumps.
  • Reasonably priced and good value for money were some of the reasons consumers gave as to why they bought the shoe.
  • Some wearers disclosed that they like the nostalgic feeling the shoe design brings which takes them back to 70s or 80s.
  • The shoe is said to be comfortable and is ideal for everyday use, according to most reviewers.
  • The Puma Roma Citi Series’ overall design and chosen materials contribute to a sophisticated appeal.
  • A couple of buyers were impressed with the shoe’s good arch support.
  • A few commenters mentioned that they would recommend the shoe to friends and family.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A limited number of commenters questioned the shoe’s durability as they claim that the shoe easily wears out.
  • A small number of purchasers noted that the shoe felt a little bit narrow and tight on the first few uses.

Bottom line

Aside from the history behind this design, the Puma Roma Citi Series also features the same comfort and support as its predecessors. However, the shoe underwent some upgrades and now boasts a sleeker design and colorway. The shoe’s fancy leather upper and black-brown color combination adds to a more mature and refined overall look, which could pass for a smart casual look for gatherings.

Given the shoe’s versatility, time-tested comfort, and affordability the Puma Roma Citi Series is worth the buy, in many ways than one.



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Puma Roma Citi Series History

Puma released the very first Match model in 1968 to commemorate the Italian national football team’s win in the UEFA European Football Championship. Originally manufactured as a training shoe, it was crafted from padded nylon-suede, which helped players in amassing medals on the field during their time.

The Puma Match eventually became a favorite casual shoe in the 80s and has been released in countless colorways. In 2003, the classic Puma Roma 68 was reissued in the Italian soccer team Lazio’s colorway.

In 2016, a modern day replica of the original 60s Roma soccer cleat debuted and was called the Puma Roma Citi Series. It featured a more mature and masculine color perfect for men who are looking for a pair versatile enough to be worn from the streets to the office.

Puma Roma Citi Series Style

The Puma Roma Citi Series is marketed specifically for men. It has the classic sporty look and can obviously be worn with casual staples like denim pants or shorts for a laidback day. Moreover, the shoe’s sleek leather treatment, low-cut profile, and mature colorway can be worn to smart casual gatherings. Pair it with slacks, collared polo, a belt, and watch and you’re good to go.

Ultimately, the shoe is versatile enough to be dressed up for social gatherings or dressed down for a casual day.

Fit & Sizing

The Puma Roma Citi Series is offered in men’s sizes from 6 to 16. The shoe features a padded sock liner and padded tongue for cushioning and comfort. It is said to be a bit narrow in the toe area but will break-in after a couple days of use.

Notable Features

The Puma Roma Citi Series’ upper is crafted from leather with a sleek design and clean lines. It features the same T-toe construction as its predecessors for aesthetic purposes and durability. A contrasting Puma Formstrip can be seen on the shoe’s medial and lateral sides. Debossed logos are placed on one side of the shoe and another at the heel while a woven Puma logo can be seen on the tongue.

The shoe also features rubber mudguard in the toe for added protection and durability. It has the classic low-cut profile and lace-up for closure. The shoe’s interior has a stripe print and is padded for cushioning.

Additional Info

  • The insole of the shoe is removable.
  • The shoe had a couple of collaborations since its re-release in 2003. They worked with Tomas Maier and Franklin & Marshall, to name a few.