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The Puma RS-0 Game Restart is a unisex shoe that’s solely available in men’s sizes. Ladies who want to cop a pair should go 1.5 sizes down from their standard shoe size. This sneaker fits true to size.

The shoe’s inner sock construction provides a slip-on-like function while the traditional lace-up system offers an adjustable lockdown fit.

Paying tribute to the pixelated world of 90's video games, the Puma RS-0 Game Restart is outfitted in an arcade-ready look with a predominantly neutral upper that features both teal and lime green highlights. Its low-top and mostly neutral color makes it an easy pair to incorporate into almost any casual ensemble.

Pair it with the classic jeans and T-shirt combo for a laidback everyday look or opt for a vibrantly colored top and acid-washed jeans for the ultimate 90's gamer ensemble.

This sneaker’s charm lies in its fun design concept and rich history. Having an innovative background and 90’s retro game-inspired design, long-time fans of both the Puma RS-0 lineage and 90’s video games could resonate with this shoe. Displaying pixelated black and white patterns and vibrantly colored number accents, this shoe epitomizes a versatile yet eye-catching aesthetic.

As one of the few giant sportswear brands known in the world Puma aims to consistently release new models in an effort to provide to its market continually, and one of their methods to inspire their future collections is by looking back in their archives. In 2018 the brand took cues from the past and reintroduced the RS lineage.

Initially established in the 80s, the RS (short for Running System) was considered an innovative cushioning technology during its time. Puma invented this tech as an answer to the market's demand for high-tech running shoes. The collection's first model was called the Puma RS-100. Released in 1986, this kick boasted of ‘advanced comfort.' The Puma RS Computer Shoe came after, and it is the first footwear to give runners computed statistics to aid in performance.

Fast-forward to Spring-Summer 2018, the reintroduction of the collection started with the re-release of the RS-0 model. The reissue received a stripped-back version and upgraded materials and features to keep up with today's sneaker standards. The shoe has been offered in numerous iterations including the Puma RS-0 Game Restart.

The Puma RS-0 Game Restart is part of the brand's RS-0 gaming series, which pays homage to video games from the 90s. It displays a static upper derived from system glitches of 90's video games.

  • A heel pull-tab is provided as an aid for easier entry.
  • R-System signature logos are placed on the tongue and outsole to complete the design.
  • Mesh-based upper provides breathability.
  • This shoe is released along with another colorway called “Game Error.”
  • Previous RS-0 releases include Sonic and Dr. Eggman pack and Play colorway.

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Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny is a sports nut with a particular interest in football and running. He loves to watch sports as much as he loves to play. Danny was lead researcher on RunRepeat and The PFA’s report into Racial Bias in Football Commentary. His football and running research has been featured in The Guardian, BBC, New York Times and Washington Post.