Summary

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6 reasons to buy

  • The Puma RS-X Reinvention has an excellent quality that is appreciated by a lot of purchasers. 
  • The majority of customers have lauded the shoe’s stylish design which is a fusion of modern and retro style. 
  • It is among the Puma sneakers that deliver a comfortable fit, according to many. 
  • A few reviewers have mentioned that it is better than the Yeezy 700.
  • The low-top Puma RS-X Reinvention has a mesh upper that offers breathability. 
  • Given the above advantages, plenty of buyers regard this pair as having excellent value for money.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Compared to the Puma RS-0, the RS-X Reinvention fits a bit narrow, according to a few. 
  • A few buyers noted that the sneaker feels a little clunky.

Bottom line

As the brand rolls out retro models, the Puma RS-X Reinvention boasts of retro style goodness bathed in the trendy chunky sneaker aesthetic and eye-catching color combinations. Customers are captured by the shoe’s breathability and excellent comfort as well. Puma’s 80s cushioning technology called the Running System, molded sockliners, and mesh materials are to be credited for this. 

Facts

Style: Dad, Retro
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma RS
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Mesh, Rubber Sole, Suede
Technology: RS Cushioning
Season: Spring, Summer
Features: Breathable | Orthotic friendly
Price: $110
Colorways: Multi, Purple
Size
Small True to size Large
Fit
Tight Loose
Support
Neutral Stable
Flexibility
Stiff Flexible
Breathability
Warm Breathable
Cushioning
Firm Plush
Durability 8/10
Comfort 9/10
Traction 8/10
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The Puma RS-X Reinvention is available in men’s and women’s sizing. It is built with a low-profile silhouette that allows the ankle to move without any restriction. The ankle collar and tongue are richly padded to provide added support. Also, it has a lacing system that provides a snug and flexible fit. 

The Puma RS-X Reinvention’s bulky design, multiple materials, and vibrant colors look perfectly at home among today’s trend of chunky/dad sneaker models. Design elements such as lines, waves, materials textures, color-blocked overlays all contribute to the shoe’s overall aesthetic.

Consumers are seen pairing this kick with cropped trousers (perhaps to keep the highlight on the shoe) topped off with a fashionable top and beanie. Others kept the luxe sport vibe by matching it with a pair of joggers and sweatshirt. Ladies, on the other hand, are more creative as they are offered with more clothing choices such as dresses and skirts in various lengths and endless colors and prints.

Grounded in Puma’s history and updated for today’s sneaker standards, the Puma RS-X Reinvention’s best features are its appealing aesthetic and optimal comfort. The shoe’s inviting colorways coupled with multiple textures and designs effectively capture the consumer’s attention while the RS cushioning technology along with the molded sockliner and quality upper materials keep its wearers reaching for this pair more often than they like.

The Jumping Cat sports brand has been consistently releasing new silhouettes that are grounded on their archived models. Puma chose their signature cushioning system from the 80s called the Running System (‘RS’ for short) to be the foundation for their new models set to release in 2018. The brand first introduced the RS-0 silhouette in February to kick off the RS’s reincarnation which came in a slew of models such as the RS-0 Tracks, RS-0 RM, and RS-0 Play.

After the successful introduction of the RS-0 line, Puma quickly followed it up through the RS-X range to continue the rekindling of the RS technology. The new RS-X line takes the 80’s cushioning system and elevates it by encapsulating it in a bulky, modern design crafted with modern materials and bathed in bold colors.

The first sneaker introduced out of the RS-X collection is called the RS-X Reinvention. This new model incorporates a combination of mesh and textile base upper with leather and suede overlays. It features a molded sockliner and, of course, the RS technology. Cop this kick in the following colorways: Puma White/Irish Green, Sweet Lavender/Puma Black, Light Sky/Peacoat, and a sole women’s colorway called the Puma White/Peach Bud. The most popular Puma RS-X Reinvention colorway is the white and red also called the Puma White/Red Blast.

  • This pair’s insoles are detachable.
  • Tongue and heel pull tabs are provided for easier on and off.
  • Thick padded tongue and collars provide enhanced comfort around the ankle.
  • The shoe’s tongue is crafted from neoprene material.
  • Puma claims that the ‘X’ in the shoe’s official name means a couple of things: extreme, exaggerated, and remixed which ultimately sums up what the kick represents.

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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.

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