Summary

We spent 7.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what sneaker fanatics think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Plenty of purchasers found the Puma Roma Texture a comfortable product. A few mentioned that it feels like walking on clouds.
  • The Puma sneaker is a beautiful shoe, according to many reviewers. Several of them reported receiving compliments on their footwear.
  • The low-top sneaker is an excellent product overall, a good number of users said. They mentioned planning to get another pair or two in other colors.
  • Several testers of the Puma Roma Texture said the quality of the footwear was high.
  • A few buyers called the casual footwear a versatile shoe which can take you from gym workouts to clubs.
  • The low-top sneaker is lightweight and easy to clean, one customer noted.
  • The price is excellent compared to its value, a consumer said.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Many reviewers said the Puma Roma Texture runs a little small. They added that they had to order up a half size bigger.
  • A good number of reviewers found the sneaker narrow. They said it would feel very tight for people with wide feet.

Bottom line

The Puma Roma Texture is a stylish shoe that can be worn for both function and fashion. The quality and comfort of the shoe are high, yet the price is affordable. It, however, is narrow according to reviewers, which might deter wide-footed users. The size also runs a bit small and buyers might do better by ordering a pair a half size bigger.

Facts

Base model: Puma Roma
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma Roma
Price: $70
Colorways: Black, Blue, Grey
Special editions: 7 special editions
Size
Small True to size Large
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The Puma Roma is available in men’s sizes only which range from 7 to 13. Some half sizes are offered. The lightly padded collar gives the footwear a snug fit.

The Puma Roma Texture is a lifestyle sneaker that works well as a performance shoe. Your workout clothes will look good when matched with this model. The low-top sneaker can also be matched with hoodies, button-up shirts, and jeans.

The timeless look of the Puma Roma, which has propelled it into shoe icon status, is this models’ most outstanding feature along with superior comfort and cushioning. The classic look which has been updated with a more modern vibe just adds to the Puma Roma Texture’s appeal.

The Puma Roma Texture is based on the silhouette of the 1968 shoe, the Puma Roma. Although the shoe was launched in tribute to Italy’s soccer team winning the UEFA championship, the Puma Roma was a running shoe. The original had a low-profile cut, “T” toebox design, a leather heel tab, and a rubber mudguard. The stylish look and superior performance of the footwear combined to make it one of Puma’s iconic sneakers.

Puma has reissued several Roma iterations a few times since then including a 2008 release called the Puma Roma 68. The Puma Roma 68 had one colorway, the white/team royal, with a leather upper and suede formstripes. Three other colorways in that same release featured materials from soccer jerseys as a tribute to the Italia 68 soccer team. The model also featured in a few collaborations including one in 2017 with German designer, Tomas Maier.

The Puma Roma Texture is another iteration of the popular model. The modified silhouette features a scale-embossed texture on the synthetic leather upper. It has a wedge midsole and cushioning around the collar and footbed.

  • A cushioned footbed gives the Puma Roma Texture all-day comfort.
  • Cushioning and shock absorption is provided by the two-toned EVA midsole.

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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.

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