Verdict from 15 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Quite a lot of users like the Puma RS-350 sneakers for its heritage runner look that is always trendy and does not go out of style quite easily.
  • Some reviewers find the mesh upper of the low-top shoes breathable.
  • Many observers were pleased with the variety of textures and materials felt in various overlays in the upper.
  • A few wearers say the shoes are best for wearing all-day or for long hours.
  • A handful of people think the shoe is comfortable despite the lack of very modern cushioning material.
  • Some people say these shoes are extremely lightweight and ideal for long walks and light runs.
  • A couple of users say the Puma RS-350 shoe has excellent and reliable arch support.
  • Some buyers were pleased by the affordable pricing of the Puma RS-350 OG.

3 reasons not to buy

  • Some people complained about the narrow fit of the shoe.
  • The numerous overlays like suede and mesh could be hard to clean, one user says.
  • A reviewer thinks it would have been better for the Puma RS-350 OG shoes to offer other colorways than the existing ones.

Bottom line

The German brand has been busy resurrecting vintage models in their archives in 2018. One of the affordable Puma heritage running models that have been given a modern makeover is the Puma RS-350 OG sneaker.

While much of the classic features of the heritage runner has been retained in this release, the upper was given a more breathable treatment with the inclusion of a mesh upper sitting on top of the Injection-molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate midsole for comfort, lightweight feel, arch support, and superior energy return.

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Good to know

The Puma RS-350 OG comes with a padded collar and tongue with a mesh and leather upper. The shoe has a regular lace-up system for a secure lockdown. The heritage runner comes in a medium width and generally runs true to size. The Puma RS-350 OG come in unisex men’s sizes from 4.5 to 14. Women may get an equivalent fit by dropping 1.5 sizes down.

Heritage runners are versatile footwear to style with a lot of outfits that are already in the wardrobe. The vintage-inspired colorways include the Puma Black/Ponderosa Pine, Cordovan/Peacoat, and Taupe/Peacoat. To style this sneaker, one need not worry about mix and matching them as the colorways easily blend creating a retro styling bringing aesthetics back to the 1980s.  Men can wear these shoes with jeans, joggers, and track pants while women may opt to wear them with shorts and leggings.

The retro aesthetics of the Puma RS-350 OG sneaker is its main feature with the injection molded Ethylene Vinyl Acetate cushioning midsole that offers lightweight and long-lasting comfort. The sneaker also has retained the Puma RS or Running System cushioning technology that delivers stability and responsive cushioning.

A timely reboot of the heritage running shoe from the 1980s, the Puma RS-350 sneaker comes at an opportune time for the company. Puma Sportstyle Footwear creative director Heiko Desens says the rebooted RS or Running System line of shoes were given a modern upgrade in 2018 as the brand’s commitment to innovative aesthetics and commitment to technological ingenuity.

Puma has recently taken cues from past running silhouettes and 1980s aesthetics such as the Puma Thunder series which used vintage aesthetics in the latest dad shoe releases. As for the running silhouettes, the brand which has its headquarters in Herzogenaurach in Germany made use of its Puma RS or Running System cushioning technology as the basis for their recent releases. The Puma RS cushioning technology was first used in the Puma RS-00 when it was launched in 1986.

The RS-100 shoe was designed to meet the demand of runners for a running shoe that has good support and high stability. At the height of the recreational running boom of the 1970s and 1980s in the US, the company dropped the Puma RS-100 that is deemed as an advanced model compared to running shoes that came out at that time.  Other shoes coming out of the Puma RS line in the ‘80s also include the Puma RS Computer Shoe. This particular Running System cushioned runner gave wearers the ability to check their performance using a custom designed chip built at it heel akin to the modern fitness trackers we have today.

In 1987, the first Puma RS-350 was launched as a follow-up to the RS-100 and RS Computer Shoe. The Puma RS-350 running shoes are the perfect example of the 1980s streamlined running footwear design that offers superior support in the midsole with additional rubber details found in its heel.

As part of the brand’s recent campaign to release its ‘80s RS technology, the German label released the Puma RS-350 OG on April 14, 2018. The drop also included revamped editions of the Puma RS-0 and Puma S-100.

  • Puma label at tongue and a leather Formstrip on the side panels.
  • Upper is composed of suede, textile, and mesh with synthetic rubber pods at back collar for extra protection.
  • Rubber outsole delivers dependable traction.
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.