Summary

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5 reasons to buy

  • Almost all of the users lauded the underfoot comfort offered by the Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys.
  • The chunky style and color combination of this trainer appealed to many shoppers.
  • Puma priced these sneakers reasonably, as stated by a lot of reviewers.
  • The roomy forefoot was appreciated by multiple folks because it allowed for toe splaying.
  • Several people were pleased with the plush interior because it made the sneakers snug yet non-restricting.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Lengthwise, a minority of owners complained that among Puma’s low-top sneakers this model ran small.
  • Some consumers had to replace the insole because the raised portions felt weird but not uncomfortable.

Bottom line

The retro vibes of the Puma x Hot Wheels RS-X Toys sneakers were taken from three of the most popular die-cast designs released by the toy car maker.

Chunky sneakers, like this trainer, are best paired with bottoms that allow it to be seen. Buyers were impressed with the aesthetics and the comfort it provided. However, purchasers deemed that the footwear ran small in terms of length and the insole felt weird and had to be replaced. But overall, critics claimed it was a reasonably priced high-quality pair of shoes.

Facts

Style: Dad
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collaboration: Hot Wheels
Collection: Puma RS
Closure: Laces
Features: Breathable
Price: $130
Size
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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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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