Verdict from 6 experts and 8 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfortable: Many reviewers say that the Puma RS-Dreamer is so comfortable they can wear it the whole day.
  • Grippy: At least three expert reviewers report that these low-top shoes have great traction especially on indoor courts.
  • Stylish: A number of commenters just love the look of these J Cole basketball sneakers.
  • Supportive: Some wearers are saying that these Puma shoes provide just the right amount of support. 
  • Outdoor use: Reviewers agree that these basketball shoes are effective and durable enough for outdoor use.
  • In-shoe feel: A few reviewers point out that the upper materials feel nice.

1 reason not to buy

  • Cushioning issues: At least two reviewers aren't happy that the RS Dreamer does not provide enough impact protection.

Bottom line

The collaboration between musician J. Cole and Puma seems to have paid off because of the positive feedback that the RS Dreamer is getting. The features added to the shoe work together to deliver comfort, support, and overall good performance on the court. The shoe's agreeable aesthetics add to its value.

Given all those, it's safe to say that the Puma RS Dreamer is a must-buy item!

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Puma RS-Dreamer: For those who dare to dream big

The RS-Dreamer is the first product to come out after Puma and music producer J. Cole announced their creative collaboration in February 2020. The strong benefits that it brings its wearers let them aim high on court, or even off it. 

Energized steps. The ProFoam and RS foam in the midsole ensure maximum energy returns, allowing a more efficient play.

Responsive fit. The RS-Dreamer's cord lacing systems and well-engineered upper ensures that the fit is great and supportive, especially during the most crucial movements.

Flexible use. This basketball shoe from Puma is great for both on-court and indoor use.

Special colorways of the Puma RS-Dreamer

Like the celebrated shoes of LeBron James and James Harden, the RS Dreamer also comes in a variety of storied colorways. The following are just some:

Purple Heart. The "Purple Heart" colorway pays tribute to the Los Angeles Lakers. These largely purple shoes were first spotted on the feet of Lakers Danny Green and Kyle Kuzma. 

Blood, Sweat, and Tears. As the colorway name implies, "Blood, Sweat, and Tears" aims to remind everyone about the hard work and grit that being successful in basketball or any other field requires. These red basketball shoes have white accents.  

All colorways of the PUMA RS-Dreamer feature J. Cole's 'Dreamer' logo on the heel. This element is said to be the most defining feature of the shoes in this collection.


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