397 users: 4.4 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Roma
Colorways: Yellow

Verdict from 8.3 hours of research from the internet

7 reasons to buy

  • Majority of those who bought the Puma Roma Retro Sports was quick to comment on how the shoes were very comfortable to wear.
  • A good number of people who got the sneakers expressed how they wanted to buy another pair.
  • One purchaser liked how the sneaker can carry over from a work outfit to a casual day wear vibe.
  • At $70, many agree that the Puma Roma Retro Sports is decently priced.
  • The shoes don’t go out of style, and this is a fact that most Puma fans and sneakerheads alike observed.
  • Many have also praised how the shoes are very light and well built.
  • Another reviewer said that he got a lot of compliments when wearing the kicks as it is stylish and has great colors to it.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some people have noticed that the Puma Roma Retro Sports is a little bit narrow around the toe area.
  • It has very limited colorway options.

Bottom line

The low-top Puma Roma Retro Sports is a gem of a sneaker that has quality construction, a comfy wear, and a timeless design. It’s the perfect companion to wear to work or even just for a chill day out as and it matches well with a number of outfits.

The sneaker though has been known to run a bit narrow, especially around the toes. Limited color options are a cause of disappointment to some. Still, the Puma Roma Retro Sports is overall a quality shoe, well built, and priced just right.

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Secured by a lace closure system, the Puma Roma Retro Sports offers a snug fit when worn. While it's made to fit true to size, the sneaker has been known to run a little narrow around the toe area.. This, however, can quickly be remedied by going a size or half a size up.

The sneaker is available in men’s sizes from 7 to 14 US. Getting a pair 1.5 sizes down your regular size is suggested for interested women buyers.

When it comes to style, the Puma Roma Retro Sports’ sleek silhouette makes it very easy to pair outfits with it. The kicks do not go out of fashion as quickly as one would think, with its clean and fresh look, a retro sneaker that has many wanting to cop a pair.

The Puma Roma Retro Sports comes in a brown/iron gate/white colorway and a peacoat/red/Puma white option, contrasting one another and giving wearers the opportunity to choose a sneaker that can fit easily to their style. It pairs very well with jeans and shorts, and a simple t-shirt. For a preppier look, a polo shirt can quickly remedy this.

A notable feature that the Puma Roma Retro Sports has is the beautiful design paired with the snug and comfortable feeling. This can be attributed to the sneaker's inner orthopedic arch support. The arch support also protects the wearer from injuries, providing stability. Meanwhile, the material used makes the Puma Roma Retro Sports low top lightweight, a definite plus for many sneakerheads.

With the logo of the famous Jumping Cat being readily associated with Puma, without a doubt, it’s been a journey for the brand to get where it is today. One has to take into consideration the history of Puma and how it sprang up from the remnants of an argument between two brothers. In 1920, Adolf and Rudolf Dassler started a company named Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik in Herzogenaurach, Germany. The duo was very successful with their company but when the 1940s came around things got sour between the two and the relationship was in disarray. Rudolf left the company and went on to create his own company.

Founded on October 1, 1948, Rudolf Dassler founded Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler, modern-day Puma, and entered the sneaker market with the intention of producing soccer cleats that sported screw-in studs. But Puma didn’t limit itself to only soccer. Craving success, Puma went on to dominate in other sports with its footwear, including basketball.

Today, Puma’s innovations when it comes to its sneakers has made it a brand to be reckoned with. Lifestyle sneakers have also become something that Puma has specialized in crossing in over and diversifying its products, offering something more than its world-renowned performance and athletic shoes. One perfect example of a Puma shoe crossing over from being a performance runner shoe to a lifestyle kick is the Puma Roma Retro Sports.

Designed for sprints, hurdles, and track and field, the original silhouette of this sneaker, the Puma Roma, was released in 1968 and has, since then, had a few Roma re-issues. The Puma Roma Retro Sports are made of lightweight synthetic formed and carved around a unique orthopedic arch. This orthopedic arch has a lot of comfort in it and holds the foot in a very natural position for that comfy all day wear. The sneaker also has lateral stripes on the silhouette which gives it a speedy aesthetic.

  • It has a cushioned midsole for added comfort.
  • The toe box is rounded.
  • There is a textile lining found on the Puma Roma Retro Sports.
  • Meanwhile, there are also non-marking outsoles.

Size and fit

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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.