Verdict from 9 hours of research from the internet

10 reasons to buy

  • A lot of users find the shoes perfect for a daily wear casual shoe with its versatile design and colorway that matches well with different clothes.
  • Several buyers liked Puma Roma OG Nylon because of the breathability of the sleek upper which retained the OG silhouette but with an airy and spacious feel as a result of using nylon all over the top.
  •  A good number of reviewers disclosed how the low-top shoes are impeccably lightweight that they don’t feel tired after wearing the kicks.
  • Quite a number of commenters considered buying this shoe because of the budget-friendly price of only $65 per pair for an everyday wear sneaker.
  • A few commenters complimented the soft and comfy feeling from the padded tongue, collar, and footbed that relaxes the foot.
  • The solid rubber soles according to some customers are thick but not limited to movements.
  • A significant number of users like the T-toe rubber shape of the outsole as it protects the toes from sudden bumps.
  • Some users still use the sneakers as trainer shoes in the gym and regular exercises due to its reliable comfort and cushioning.
  • Some customers with pronation problems claimed the shoes have good orthopedic arch support.
  • Old school Puma fans love the nostalgia in wearing this running trainer with its padded nylon upper.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some complained about the thin and less protective side panels questioning the shoes’ durability as customers claimed that it is opposite the padded collar and tongue that felt comfortable.
  • A few noted that the tongue could be uncomfortable when the shoe is laced tightly or when it is not placed properly as it presses through the foot.
  • Some users thought the newer releases would have had improvements as they would have wanted a more substantial grip from the rubber soles.

Bottom line

Bringing back the nostalgic vibe of the 1970s, the Puma Roma OG Nylon retains the strengths of the vintage running trainers. It comes with the time-tested durability of the OG design with the lightweight and breathable nylon material for a comfy ride.

The padded tongue, collar and foot bed are complemented by an EVA midsole that remains responsive to every step and movement. For just $65 per pair, this budget-friendly classic sneaker is a serious contender among retro sneakers intended for everyday wear.

User reviews:

With regular flat lacing, the Puma Roma OG Nylon gets tightened fit easily. The shoe runs true to size with a padded foot bed for comfortable fitting. The sneaker is available in men’s sizes with medium-D width.  The size range of the Puma Roma OG Nylon, ranges from US size 7 to 14. While the sneaker runs in men's sizes only, women may order 1.5 down from usual size to get a suitable fit.

Coming in varied shades, the Puma Roma OG Nylon is a casual sneaker meant to be worn on daily. Its OG silhouette that was retained in the newly released models rekindled the nostalgia of the 1970s to the 1980s when this running trainer was at its peak of popularity. The classic-inspired sneaker comes in fashionable colors of Puma Black, Peacoat, Barbados Cherry, Oatmeal, and Grey/White that can smoothly blend well with any casual wear.

The vintage appearance of the Puma Roma OG Nylon is its best feature. It brings back wearers to that time when this running trainer has been relied on by athletes, sprinters, and runners. Its T-toe construction further supported by a padded footbed, collar and tongue give that dependable cushioning that protects the feet from injuries while maintaining stability. Also enhancing the comfy atmosphere in the sneaker is the EVA midsole and nylon upper material that makes every stride lighter than ever.

German brand Puma, since it was established, in 1948 has been manufacturing athletic performance shoes. Founded in the Bavarian town of Herzogenaurach by Rudolf Dassler, The company was first called Ruda.

However, Dassler then changed the name of the company into Puma, a shortened version of the  Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler. Initially making soccer shoes, the company diversified its shoe manufacturing and produced other shoes intended for various sports.

All these shoes carried the recognizable branding which Dassler introduced, the Puma sans-serif typeface with a picture logo. A Formsrip, which was initially intended to stabilize shoes, was later on presented as a typical trademark of Puma shoes. In 1967, a jumping cat logo was created by cartoonist Lutz Backes completing the recognizable mark of the brand.

In the succeeding years, Puma has taken pride in itself as a leading shoe manufacturer creating shoes meant to perform as well as influence style. One of these designs is the Puma Roma which was first introduced as a running trainer in 1968.

Manufactured using the padded nylon-suede material, the Puma Roma was resurrected from the brand’s extensive archive. The shoe which was then designed for running sprints, hurdles and other track sports was transformed into a stylish classic sneaker in varying colors.

The first reissue of the Puma Roma shoes started some 40 years later since it was launched in the early 2000s with an updated padded tongue and better arch support.  The Puma Roma OG Nylon released in 2016 retained the original Nylon material to take back wearers into memory lane and feel the moment when the running trainer was at the peak of its popularity.

  • Puma Roma OG Nylon uses a solid rubber sole with dependable traction on various types of surface.
  • Metallic gold branding details at the side panel and the back of the heel while a stitched Puma typeface is neatly placed on the tongue.

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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.