Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most users have shared that they find the Puma RS-X Bold very comfortable.
  • Unlike most dad sneakers in the market, this kick is considered lightweight by some users.
  • The striking colorways and chunky profile have caught the attention of many reviewers.
  • A handful of satisfied buyers like the premium materials used in this model.
  • A few users have cited that the Bold variation from the Puma RS collection is breathable.
  • Puma retails this at a reasonable price point.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Included in the Puma low-top sneakers, this model is considered a tad narrow by one user.
  • It lacks the bounce of other dad shoes, according to a few buyers.

Bottom line

Puma turns function into fashion. The eye-catching Puma RS-X Bold is a pair worth considering to be added to any sneaker collection. With its price range that is easy on the pocket, it delivers superb comfort, provides ample ventilation, and flaunts impressive premium construction.

In addition, this kick stays true to its name by displaying an attention-grabbing 80s guise that will almost certainly upgrade one's usual casual look.

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Good to know

Just like most lace-up sneakers, the low-top Puma RS-X Bold for men and women is secured with the conventional lace-up closure system allowing its wearers to adjust the fit accordingly. Pull tabs on the tongue and heel are added to aid its wearers in sliding this sneaker on.

The brand inserted ample padding on the tongue and collar that provides added comfort and style. This pair also has the lightweight PU midsole with the innovative RS cushioning for better impact protection. Puma offers this on both genders' sizing.

Flaunting a design stirred from the retro running footwear with hints of a futuristic look, the Puma RS-X Bold shoe is another fashionable model in the RS-X lineup. This pair is covered with a mesh upper with colorful leather and rubber overlays. The white midsole accented with multicolored TPU plugs sits atop the multicolored rubber outsole.

Puma offers this in several colorways. Women can pick between Puma white/high rise/royal lilac and purple heather/green glimmer/lavender potion. Meanwhile, men can choose between Puma white/green gecko/royal lilac or Puma black/Andean toucan/orange colorways.

With the dad sneaker trend, it is practically effortless to style this loud and vivid sneaker. Puma RS-X Bold chunky shoe looks great on feet when paired with sweatpants with hoodies or grey chinos and a black overcoat. For ladies, an easy casual day look can be achieved by pairing this bold sneaker with skinnies and a plain tee or tattered shorts with an oversized hoodie.

With its playful combination of vibrant and subdued hues, Puma RS-X Bold dad sneaker displays an out-of-the-box, strikingly beautiful footwear. Its running-inspired profile was accented with bold graphics and striking multicolored leather and rubber overlays. The rubber outsole is also covered with the same colorful palette to elevate its playful look further.

As the latest addition to their long list of Futro sneakers under their Sportstyle collection, Puma unearthed another classic silhouette from their archives. The brand resurrected the RS-100 profile, which uses the revolutionary cushioning, the RS.

Puma Running System (RS) was launched in the 80s, composed of premier cushioning that absorbs shock and delivers support to its wearers. This tech has been the signature technology of the series that provides stability while adding style and fashion.

Puma RS-100 was considered a ground-breaking design, with its upper made of leather and textile, amply padded collar, grippy rubber outsole, and RS-cushioning system on its midsole. Soon after, the Jumping Cat launched several follow-up models inspired by the RS 100.

  Puma RS-X Series 

In 2018, as the brand aims to expand the RS lineage further, they unveiled the RS-0. The RS-0 was later on upgraded to RS-X, which is the modernized version of the RS-100. The RS-X series is all about revamping the classic while retaining the signature element - the chunky midsole with the stability plugs.

Puma carried on the craze and introduced several iterations under the RS-X collection. One of the latest additions is the RS-X Bold shoe. This model features vibrant elements and contrast materials to add a fresh update to the classic running silhouette.

  • Puma RS-X Bold sneakers for men and women feature a colorful rubber outsole that delivers superb traction on various surfaces.
  • The RS branding can be spotted stitched on the pull tab found on the tongue.
  • This pair has a textile piece found on the heel that reinforces the pull tab for easy on and off.
  • Bold Puma branding can be seen on the lateral side and the tongue tab.


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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.