127 users: 4.5 / 5
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma RS-0
Colorways: Silver

Verdict from 9.4 hours of research from the internet

8 reasons to buy

  • A fair sum of reviewers said the perforations on the toe of the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board provides for breathability.
  • As mentioned by most users, this kick fits perfectly.  
  • It comes with an averagely sized width, according to reviewers.
  • The neoprene cleatie hugs the foot for a snug fit, as reviewed by most buyers.  
  • Pull tab on the heel allowed wearers to slip into this shoe effortlessly.
  • This kick from Puma’s lifestyle sneaker collection, offers fascinating contrasting shades around the midsole, giving it a distinct character.
  • It has a nicely contoured and foamy insole which makes it incredibly comfortable especially on the heel, as professed by delighted weartesters.
  • An affordable pair of kicks.

1 reasons not to buy

  • At least one buyer mentioned that the inner sleeve would have been a lot better if it was detached from the collar and eyestays.

Bottom line

Puma plucked inspiration from the 1980s RS-Computer shoe and got quite impish with the revamped version, the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board. The distinct mix of colors isn’t something that’s commonly seen in Puma’s casual sneaker catalog which makes this a head turner. Its stretchy neoprene sleeve allows you to slip in and out of this shoe effortlessly, while your feet get cradled by a comfy sole. It comes right to size with a value that’s a bang for the buck.

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When picking a pair of Puma RS-0 Circuit Board that’s exclusively for the men, it is advisable to go true to size. The sizing range for this sneaker stretches from 7.5 to 13 US. Women shoppers must go 1.5 down to obtain an ideal fit. Getting in and out of the shoe is smooth with the presence of an elastic slip-on neoprene sock-like structure. The full lace-up closure offers a customized, lockdown feel.

Another modern update to Puma’s Running System Computer shoe is the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board. This running-rooted kick is garbed in Quarry-Black-Red that appears like a typical sporty grey sneaker with streaks of black and blue on the midsole. Iridescent detailing placed on the tip of the vamp, lower heel, and tongue tab give this shoe added style and shimmer.

You can team this up with blue or dark grey joggers or pin-rolled black jeans along with a Henley or crew-cut shirt. Try to choose contrasting shades of top and bottoms that won’t clash with the shoe’s mix of colors. You can go flaunting the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit style when you travel around, go shopping, spend a day at the amusement park or go watching concerts.

The nostalgic 1980s appearances of the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board kicks are come on for retro sneaker lovers and gamers looking for a statement style. Puma didn’t just dwell on aesthetic when it fabricated these low-top lifestyle sneakers but ensured these are well-cushioned for enhanced comfort. Also, the Puma men’s exclusive RS-0 Ai Circuit shoes aren’t just protected by a strip of double-stitched synthetic material but with a molded rubber heel piece.

Puma took another bold move in dropping a head-turning dad sneaker from the Puma RS series with inspiration pulled from the 1986 RS Computer running shoe -- the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board. The color blocking and detailing that showcases a more fashion-forward take on the retro shoe speaks so much of the 1980s gaming and arcade fever. In fact, the grey façade and subtle Formstrip branding on sides appear like the Nintendo Entertainment System while the hits of red seemed like the gadget’s control buttons.

Eighties kids dove into the explosive popularity of Tetris, Super Mario Bros, Sim City, and Pac Man while professionals welcomed the idea of having home computers. The rapid growth of electronic and computer technology during such an era challenged even sporting brands to come up with innovations.

Puma took advantage of the growing demand over computer-generated gears and came up with a running shoe that had an electronic pedometer that can be hooked to a computer. This little wonder called the RS (short for Running System) Computer allowed runners to monitor their calories, distance, and running time through a computer chip embedded into the protruded rear side of the shoe. Users were able to see the recorded data by attaching electronic cables from the shoe to the Commodore 64, Apple II, or IBM PC.

The 1980s RS-Computer shoe was resurrected by Puma in 2018 yet modified with a USB port for charging, plus other features such as an accelerometer and LED indicators. Instead of having cables, the reinvented style utilizes the Bluetooth wireless technology that’s linked to a smartphone.

After dropping the reinvented RS shoe, Puma brought out more RS sneaker editions with strong influences from the past while embracing today’s popular trends like dad sneakers. Falling under the modernized Puma RS-0 shoes are the Puma RS-0 Play, Puma RS-0 Re-Invention, Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board, and Puma RS-0 Ai Droid.

  • The Puma RS -0 Ai Circuit Board has subtle Formstrip branding on the sides.
  • Leather pull tab on the tongue displays the Puma logo.
  • It is built with a lightweight Puma IMEVA midsole with RS (short for Running System) cushioning, a shock absorbing property for smoother heel-to-toe strides.

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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.