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5 reasons to buy

  • The Puma RS-100 feels surprisingly lightweight, said a number of shoe users.
  • Most reviewers commended the sneaker for being comfortable.
  • Majority of the buyers adored the kick’s aesthetic and found it aesthetically appealing especially ideal for summertime.
  • Some wearers were ecstatic that they receive compliments because of the shoe.
  • Plenty of consumers were very pleased with this kick’s budget-friendly price.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A few reviewers said that the Puma RS-100 Animal shoe’s sizing feels relatively looser than normal.

Bottom line

Taking design cues from the era the Puma’s RS technology was born, the RS-100 Animal is a pair that cannot go unnoticed. Bathed in a slew of colors and decked out with animal print accents, these Puma kicks are completely in a league of its own. 

This low-top shoe’s mash-up of various materials and colors provide a head-turning style that can add oomph to your look in a snap. It also features the brand’s time-tested RS System cushioning for excellent comfort - all at a very affordable price point.


Base model: Puma RS-100 Core
Style: Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma RS
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: RS Cushioning
Price: $90
Colorways: Multi
Special editions: 2 special editions
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The Puma RS-100 Animal is designed in men’s sizes that range from 7 to 14. Ladies who wish to cop a pair need to go 1.5 sizes down from their usual shoe size. For example, if you shop a 9 in women’s shoes then you have to get a size 7.5 in the men’s category.

This kick is reported to fit bigger than expected. Trying a pair in-store is best recommended to ensure you get the band for your buck. 

The Puma RS-100 Animal sneakers pack a punch when it comes to its aesthetics. It displays various animal prints such as zebra stripes, leopard spots, and snakeskin embossing while textures include glossy leather, hairy suede, faux leather, and short-haired suede. Finally, every material is bathed in a different color. Fuse all these elements together and overlooking this pair is not a possibility. 

To balance out this pair’s bold style opt for a plain, neutral-themed outfit. This way you will keep the sneaker the highlight of your look. If you feel a bit risque then you can complement this shoe by wearing a shirt with the same hue as one of the kick’s many colors.

Apart from this model’s rich history, the Puma RS-100 Animal shoe’s main selling point is its various textures bathed in bold colors and patterns. This unique combination of different hues, prints, and materials exude a lively vibe that screams for the consumer’s attention. Once the consumer has locked in on the shoe, its comfort brought by Puma’s RS System and OrthoLite insoles will make the consumer want to cop a pair.

Puma’s RS (Running System) technology debuted in the 80s. It was the brand’s answer to the consumers’ clamor for “high-tech stability running shoes.” The RS-100 was Puma’s first collection that featured the then-new RS technology,  and it was released in countless versions.

One of them is the Puma RS-100 Animal, which was first introduced in 2013. Fast-forward to 2018, Puma decided to reissue the model in its signature colorway of white / zinnia /cherry tomato.

  • Heel pull-tabs act as aids for easier on and off.
  • Slightly padded collar and tongue offers enhanced comfort around the ankle.
  • Traditional lace-up closure provides an adjustable snug fit.
  • It is available in medium width.
  • Puma brandings are placed on the tongue, insoles, lateral side of the uppers and midsoles.


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.