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  • Top

    Low Top

    Extremely popular sneakers because of their price range, versatility when it comes to style, and freedom of movement. Almost everyone is guaranteed to have low-top sneakers in their shoe rotation.

    Mid Top

    Mid-top sneakers extend toward the ankle for a little more support and hold. These lie somewhere in the middle between low-top and high-top sneakers in terms of usage and popularity.

    High Top

    Sneakers with collars that go above the ankles for optimal hold and support are some of the most sought-after models in lifestyle shoes. Most of these shoes take their roots from basketball and have easily or fashionably crossed to mainstream wear.

    Good to know

    Regardless of cut, it's always good to start with sneakers that can be worn for the daily grind, also called as "beaters" by some, as these are usually cheaper, easy to clean, and still gives that lifestyle "edge" before going for those wallet-thinning models.

  • Inspired from

    Sports

    Sneakers dominantly take their heritage from running, basketball, skate, tennis, training, hiking, and football. Still retaining a few of their performance-based technologies, these sneakers have transcended their respective niches and have successfully and popularly transformed themselves as staples of fashion footwear.

    Casual

    Sneakers designed for a laidback, "cool" vibe that is built for lifestyle wear right from the get-go.

    Good to know

    Brands are now blending elements of performance and casual appeal in basically every sneaker. One can hardly go wrong with a sports-inspired sneaker or a simple casual shoe.

  • Collaboration
    Hot Wheels

    Good to know

    A masterful team-up between two or more entities, usually between brands and artists, pro-athletes, designers, and boutique labels. Limited Releases are very popular and are normally sold out in just hours or minutes upon release despite the hefty price tag. Collaborative works for General Release regularly come with a decent price tag, but can sometimes cost an arm and a leg because of hype, social media anticipation, or marketing strategy. Kanye's collab with Adidas is one such example.

  • Collection

    Good to know

    Shoes sharing the same inspiration, history, materials, or technologies are routinely assembled under one compilation for the convenience of those who may wish to categorize or label their own collection as such. The classic collections like the Adidas Originals, Air Max 1, Air Force 1, new balance classic sneakers, and the Classic Leather head the pack of frequently asked about collections.

  • Price
    $130
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Fit & Sizing

Puma designed these sneakers to accommodate the unique foot shape of men. The Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys is available in US sizes 4 to 12, including half sizes in between. For the width, this sneaker only comes in D - Medium profile. The padded interior provides a snug fit while the lace-up closure facilitates fit adjustments.

Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys Style

The Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys colorways  are inspired by the toy industry’s most iconic cars. Its chunky style may be intimidating but the three color options available may just be what you need to add a pop of color to your everyday ensemble.

The “Bone Shaker” comes in solid, bold colors while the “Sweet 16” also known as “16,” comes in blue, black, and orange shades. The “1968 Camaro,” on the other hand flaunts its blazing orange hue with red accents.

Mixing and matching the “Bone Shaker” colorway is going to be easy with its dark hues. The pop of orange in the heel of the “16” model brings just the right amount of pizzazz. The bright orange color of the “Camaro,” though, maybe hard to pull off but wearing dark and neutral clothing would ensure to highlight this sneaker’s stylish aesthetics.

For all three iterations, pin-rolled pants are advisable so you can show off your kicks while sweaters and jackets worn with a crew-neck shirt exudes a laid back style. Too tight or too baggy clothes aren’t advisable to be worn with chunky sneakers in general.

Notable Features

This men’s Puma sneaker features the Running System technology in its midsole. This cushioning unit absorbs shock and supports the foot during the heel-to-toe transition. The upper of the Puma x Hot Wheels  RS-X Toys is crafted from mesh for breathability. Textile is also used for reliable support and durability. Synthetic overlays not only add to the chunky aesthetics but also protect high-wear areas against abrasion.

Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys History

As Hot Wheels celebrates its 50th anniversary, the die-cast toy car maker has collaborated with Puma and released shoes and apparel with the Puma x Hot Wheels brand. The collection includes three sneakers: the RS-X Toys Camaro, the RS-X Toys 16, and the RS-X Toys Bone Shaker. These three shoes represent Hot Wheels’ first toy car released to the public, the original 16 vehicles launched in its first year of operation, and one of its most popular models, respectively.

All three sneakers employ the Running System innovation which first appeared in the RS-100 that debuted in 1986. The line saw its rebirth in early 2018 with the release of the RS-0 and RS-X, followed by multiple retro iterations for both models.

Additional Info

  • The translucent rubber outsole makes the Hot Wheels branding visible and provides traction even on wet floors.

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