Size and fit

This running-inspired sneaker is available in sizes for men only. For female sneakerheads who want to wear the Puma Roma Basic +, they are advised to size down when grabbing a pair. If, for example, she is wearing an 8.5 in women’s sizing, she should get a 7 in men’s sizing.

As for the upper of this shoe, some reviewers mention that it does feel too tight. But, fortunately, the leather material does stretch after continued use. Also, this sneaker comes with traditional laces that allow users to adjust the width based on their preference.

Puma Roma Basic + Style

The running-shoe-turned-sneaker Puma Roma Basic + has a timeless, low-top profile that can perfectly match any casual look. Men can pair it with black jogger pants and a printed shirt. This shoe can also be worn with denim jeans and shorts.

Ladies can also wear this shoe with skinny jeans and a pastel-colored cropped top. Its spring-inspired colorway will also look fantastic with pleated skirts and short polo dresses. 

  Puma Roma Basic + vs. Puma Roma Basic

The Puma Roma Basic + has the same silhouette as the OG Puma Roma Basic. The only difference that these shoes have is the authentic leather upper found on the former and the synthetic leather upper on the latter. 

Notable Features

This sneaker has an unmistakable low-top, round-toe silhouette that shoe fanatics recognize even from afar. Upon closer inspection, this kick is engineered with a full leather upper and T-toe overlays. It comes with a gold foil Puma branding on the lateral side.

Internally, this sneaker is fitted with orthopedic arch supports for excellent cushioning. Also, its lightweight EVA midsole adds more cushioning with every step. The outsole of this kick is made of durable rubber, which offers superb grip and traction.

Puma Roma Basic + History

Puma Roma Basic + is a classic sneaker from one of the oldest shoe manufacturing companies in the world. Puma was established in 1948 in Herzogenaurach, Germany. Along with Nike and Adidas, the brand is a household name for anything athletic. It also designs and manufactures casual shoes, apparel, and accessories.

The brand’s first footwear was a soccer shoe called the Atom. In 1952, several athletes were seen wearing Puma shoes in important events, including the Olympics. Four years later, the Formstripe was born. 

It was in the 70s when Puma made its mark in the basketball arena with the famous Puma Clyde. Towards the end of the 90s, the brand dived into the athleisure footwear category. The brand’s move to the lifestyle shoe market was further cemented as it enlisted some famous pop culture personalities and brands. 

  The birth of the Puma Roma  

The OG Puma Roma 68 was initially introduced in the market in 1968 as a track and field shoe. This was around the time when Italy first won the UEFA Euro championship.  The shoe was designed using a nylon suede material.

But because of its popularity and the fans’ willingness to experiment with different shoes for everyday wear, the Puma Roma has now transitioned into one of the most fashionable athleisure sneakers in the market. It has been revived using different materials and color combinations.

Released in 2019, the Puma Roma Basic + is dressed in a fresh colorway that reminds us of the cool colors of spring. This sneaker uses a full leather upper with several comfort-focused features. Other shoes from the collection include the Puma Roma Emboss Zig Zag and Puma Roma Basic Holographic.

Additional Info

  • The Puma Roma Basic + has an Irish green Formstripe that stands out against the all-white upper.
  • This shoe also comes in asphalt/Puma white and Caribbean sea/nasturtium colorways.
  • A size 9.5 Puma Roma Basic + weighs 278 grams.
  • It features a woven Puma branding on the tongue.
  • Users can expect a secure fit when wearing this shoe, thanks to its traditional laces and lightly padded tongue.


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Danny McLoughlin

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.