Size and fit

The Puma Roma Classic Gum is a men’s sneaker. Since the shoe is a unisex style, women can acquire a pair by going one and a half sizes down for a suitable fit. With its full leather upper, the sneaker delivers a firm and trustworthy fit for different endeavors. Meanwhile, the low-top collar enables the ankle to move freely.

Puma Roma Classic Gum Style

Released in the colorways Puma black/Puma team gold and Puma white/Puma team gold, the Puma Roma Classic Gum lifestyle shoe offers a retro athletic-inspired look. It can be suitably dressed up or down for different occasions. For any casual activity, men can pair the sneaker with pants, jeans, or shorts along with a plain t-shirt and hoodie.

Meanwhile, ladies can wear these kicks with denim jeans, capri pants, shorts, skirts or dresses along with a denim jacket. The Puma Roma Classic Gum in white has a classic appeal that will go well with the white sneaker trend. As such, the shoe will go well with athleisure clothes such as joggers, leggings or shorts along with sweatshirts.

Notable Features

Featuring the classic Roma silhouette, the low-top Puma Roma Classic Gum showcases a smooth and full leather upper. It also has a lace closure with a thickly padded tongue and collar. The Puma Formstrip overlay is found on the lateral side with the gold foil Puma Roma callout branding above it. Additionally, the Puma Cat is featured on the heel tab and tongue.

Puma Roma Classic Gum History

First introduced in 1968, the Puma Roma was initially a track shoe built for hurdles and sprints. It was often paired with tube socks and sweatbands, illustrating how serious of an athletic model it was. Puma reissued the sneaker in the 2000s, maintain the fully quipped lightweight construction. Additionally, it was updated with enhanced arch support and a padded tongue.

Since its resurrection, the shoe has proven to be popular, becoming a modern favorite among individuals who love retro and sporty looks. Such versions as the Puma Roma Classic Gum sneaker soon followed. This model features an all-over leather upper done in monochromatic tones for a classic appeal. The smooth flair is completed by the contrasting gum outsole, which delivers a premium finish.

Nice to know


  • The EVA midsole offers premium cushioning.
  • This shoe has a strategically placed arch support on the medial midsole.
  • The gum outsole has a spiked design to provide traction and grip through every movement.

Facts / Specs

Base model: Puma Roma
Style: Retro, Sporty, Minimalist
Top: Low
Inspired from: Other
Collection: Puma Roma
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Gum Sole, EVA

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