Fit & Sizing
The low-top construction of this model as well as its synthetic nubuck upper with a cushioned sockliner, padded collar and tongue are expected to offer support and ankle mobility without compromising comfort. Available in men’s sizes 6-14, the shoe's somewhat narrow build still ensures to provide enough toe space. Wide-footed buyers, though, may want to size up for a better fit.
Just like many retro kicks, the low-top Puma Roma SL Nubuck 2 goes with a wide selection of everyday outfits including khakis, denim, joggers, and shorts. Streamlined to give it a modern look, this lifestyle sneaker can be worn for casual events. Despite its sporty origins, it may, at times, even look decent when worn during dress-up occasions.
Puma's soccer-inspired kicks, the Roma SL Nubuck 2 included, are often built with a T-toe cap for extra durability. In addition to the T-toe cap, this model also has a rubber toe guard for additional protection. The “Puma Roma” logo with the “jumping cat” insignia found on the lateral side, though, sets this model apart from other classic sneakers.
Constructed in the year 1968 to pay tribute to the Italian National Soccer Team Gli Azzurri for winning the European Championship, this soccer footwear was initially clad in white and royal blue. Currently, this sneaker is perceived as one of the brand’s most timeless creations.
Fast forward to 2008; Puma decided to re-release this classic in its original colorway to celebrate the brand’s 60th anniversary. Three other hues that feature the materials from the Italian 68 soccer team’s jerseys were also introduced.
Since the Roma was reissued, the shoe has been a subject of a couple of collaborations. It has also been seen in a variety of materials and hues. These include the Puma x Tomas Maier, the Franklin & Marshall x Puma and the Puma Fader.
The Puma Roma SL Nubuck 2 surfaced somewhere down the line. It keeps its predecessor’s silhouette unchanged. This one, however, flaunts a faux nubuck upper instead of the original’s leather underlay.
- Lace-up closure with flat shoe strings can be adjusted for a more secure and snug fit. An extra set of laces is also included.
- A more natural ride is achieved with its flexible rubber sole.
- The EVA midsole on the Roma SL Nubuck 2 supplies sufficient comfort underfoot minus the extra weight.
- The “Formstrip” logo is displayed on both sides of the shoe while the “jumping cat” logo is displayed on the heel and the tongue label.