Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.
Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.
Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.
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Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.
Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.
Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.
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Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.
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Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.
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Fit & Sizing
The Puma Roma OG 80s is exclusively offered in men's sizes that range from 4 to 13. Ladies who want to cop should go 1.5 sizes down. This shoe reportedly feels a bit tight in the toe area so trying it in person is recommended.
Puma Roma OG 80s Style
A classic sleek-looking pair, the Puma Roma OG 80s is a time-tested shoe not only in comfort but also in style. Dress it in any casual staple for a laidback day or opt for a pair of tapered bottoms and a dapper top to match this kick’s streamline design.
This kick's upper retains the same padded nylon-suede material as the original model. It features the classic T-toe construction and rubber toe guard of the Roma for protection against bumps and abrasions. The shoe's tongue is padded for extra comfort and cushioning, while the midsole is cushioned with arch support for comfort and stability. Lastly, its gum rubber outsole provides excellent grip and adds to its overall style too.
Puma Roma OG 80s History
Puma first released the Roma model in 1968 as an homage to Italy's national football team who had just won that year's UEFA European Football Championship. The shoe was introduced in the colors of the winning football team too. Initially constructed as a running shoe, its upper utilized a combination of padded nylon and suede materials that allegedly helped the players' performance and helped them win medals on the playing field. Furthermore, the Puma Roma was first used in sprints before it was utilized for hurdles and other athletic events.
The Puma Roma eventually crossed into the lifestyle scene in the 80s and had been released in countless colorways since. In the midst of the sneaker boom in the 90s the Puma Roma slowly faded into the background, but in 2003 the company re-released the Roma range and introduced the Puma Roma 68. It features the same colors as the original 1968 release, but with a few modern enhancements like padded tongue and collar and more arch support.
In 2015, Puma released another OG style from the 80s called the Puma Roma OG 80s. It retains the same silhouette, materials, fit, and colorways back in the day but now comes with a padded tongue and arch support.
- This shoe is available in D – Medium width.
- This reissue features throwback coloring of the OG in the 80s.