We spent 6.5 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

8 reasons to buy

  • Most people who’ve tried the Puma Roma Patent praised the shoe for being very comfortable. It can be worn for long periods of time.
  • Many consumers loved the style of the low-top footwear which they say looks old-school to the max” and a great throwback shoe.” 
  • A good number of buyers said they would recommend the shoe to everyone. 
  • The Puma Roma Patent is a lightweight shoe, according to testers. Some of them stated it was perfect for the summer.
  • The shoe is correct lengthwise, noted purchasers.
  • A few customers claimed the low-top sneaker is easy to clean.
  • Some individuals commented that the Puma lifestyle footwear is priced just right.
  • The Roma Patent looks good with anything and can be dressed up or down, according to a handful of reviewers. 

3 reasons not to buy

  • Many purchasers of the Puma Roma Patent said the width of the footwear is narrow.
  • A few people were not happy to find out that the shoe is not made of real leather. One said it looked more like vinyl.
  • Two people reported that the soles of the Puma Roma Patent they owned came apart shortly after being bought.

Bottom line

Comfort and old-school style combine in the Puma Roma Patent. The classic silhouette is light, easy to clean, and priced affordably. It is also sized true-to-length. The shoe is versatile and can be used for business and casual occasions.

The low-top footwear, however, has a few drawbacks. The width runs narrow, and according to a few buyers, the sole is not as durable as it should be.


Base model: Puma Roma
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Roma
Price: $80
Colorways: Black, Purple, Red
Special editions: 7 special editions
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Fit & Sizing

The Puma Roma Patent is offered in men’s sizes only, in D-medium width. The sizes range from 6 to 15 with some half sizes available. The leather material provides decent support while the lace closure allows for an adjustable fit.

The Puma Roma Patent has a decidedly sleek look that would serve you well in any casual to semi-casual event. Wear the shoe with shorts and a tee for a casual look or with chinos and a polo shirt for a bit of style.

The classic look of Puma’s beloved silhouette and a contemporary patent leather update gives the Puma Roma Patent a distinct and head-turning design. It also has a cushioned feel for all-day comfort.

The Puma Roma Patent is based on one of the most iconic shoes of the brand—the Puma Roma. The original model was launched in 1968 to honor the Italian soccer team which hosted and won the UEFA championship. The Roma was a low-cut running shoe which combined style and performance in one.

The classic had a T toebox design, a rubber mudguard, and a heel counter made of leather. The silhouette came out in different Puma Roma versions throughout the years and one of which is the Puma Roma Patent. Instead of the nylon and suede upper of the original, the Roma Patent features a shiny synthetic leather.

  • The Puma Roma Patent has a round toe and a heel height of 1 to 1 ¾ inches.
  • The shoe has an EVA midsole, rubber outsole, and patent leather upper.


Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sneakerhead turned sneaker industry expert that believes a good outfit begins from the feet up. His aunt currently isn't speaking to him for wearing a pair of kicks at his cousin's wedding. He spends most of his time trying to keep on top of the latest releases, hitting up his contacts and doing what needs to be done to secure his next pickup. Danny has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.