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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

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    $100
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Fit & Sizing

Just like the other variations under the Puma RS-0 series, the Puma RS-0 Droid came in perfect sizing and offered at medium width. Its cushy insole provides tons of comfort. This shoe can be snagged in men’s sizes from 8 to 13 US. Women who loved its style may have this kick by slashing down 1.5 from their usual size.

Puma RS-0 Ai Droid Style

While the Puma RS-0 Droid is not for everybody, its playful detailing may bring out the child in you. Its style peaks out from the Puma running-inspired sneaker line with the combination of Black, Corsair, Nrgy Yellow taking up the entire shoe. Even the dual-toned outsole is screaming for attention.

Strap up your Puma RS-0 Ai Droid and do some on feet shots as you try matching it up with tapered jeans that’s pin rolled at the hem or with slim track pants with zipper finish. You can also throw this with a pair of black or navy shorts. Since the shoe is teeming with colors, it is best to match it up with solid-colored bottoms and plain tops. You can also have hints of blue and yellow on your shirt for a more stylish vibe.

Notable Features

The unmistakable color blocking of the Puma RS-0 Ai Droid gives this shoe a styling edge. All this Ai Droid does is steal attention as the brand didn’t skimp on colors that cover not just every inch on the upper and midsole but the outsole too. Apart from style comfort is another attractive asset of this RS-Computer heritage which features an inner sole that delightfully cushy.

Puma RS-0 Ai Droid History

Puma, one of the leaders in manufacturing lifestyle and sports shoes, brings out its retro Running System franchise with the drop of the RS-0 Ai Droid. Emerging from the modified Puma RS sneaker series, the low-top Puma RS-0 Ai Droid exudes a future-meet-retro feel. Another statement shoe from the lineup that bears some design similarities with the Ai Droid is the Puma RS-0 Ai Circuit Board.

The growing Puma RS sneaker cluster was influenced by the 1986 Puma RS-Computer, a running shoe with a wearable computer-generated tech in its heels.  Such futuristic looking shoe had a computer device that allowed users to keep track of their running duration, monitor the distances covered, and calories burned.

Another sporting brand came up with a similar technology two years earlier called the Adidas Micropacer. The version from the Three Stripes had a sleeker appearance, but in terms of performance, it was also designed to record distance, running pace, and amount of calories burned. Unlike Puma’s RS Computer, the Micropacer didn’t have cables and ports that link the shoe to a computer. It instead had a microsensor placed on the left toe while data are displayed on a screen located on top of the tongue.

Fast forward to the more recent times, Puma relaunched the RS-Computer shoe in 2018 through a Special Edition release of about 86 pairs only globally. The modern and tweaked iteration got rid of the cables to give way to more advanced features such as Bluetooth that’s connected with Android and Apple smartphones.

Soon enough, the brand tossed in modified lifestyle sneakers inspired by the 80s shoe yet slashed down with the artificial intelligence feature. The RS sneaker catalog consists of playful styles that give today’s generation a hint of the retro world with modern touchups. Some of such designs are the RS-0 Ai Droid, RS-0 Ai Circuit Board, RS-0 Play, and Puma RS-0 Sonic Hedgehog.  

Additional Info

  • RS stands for “Running System.”
  • The Puma RS-0 has a subtle Formstrip branding on the sides.  
  • The tongue has a black leather tab with an embossed Puma labeling.
  • Its IMEVA midsole keeps the weight down.