Verdict from 9 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Some wearers say the shoe has a great style that goes with a lot of clothes.
  • Many reviewers say it has a moderate arch support.
  • The Puma RS-100 Core feels true to size, according to many.
  • Some people appreciate that it has a lot of colorway options.
  • Several reviewers say the retro sneaker is an affordable everyday sneaker.
  • The retro look and classic running silhouette, according to numerous reviewers never go out of style.
  • A couple of commenters find them lightweight.
  • A reviewer likes the color hits and accents in the different overlays.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A few users note that parts of the shoe peels off after only a few weeks of use.
  • Some wearers with wide feet complained that the retro running shoe feels tight and narrow,  making them uncomfortable.

Bottom line

Retro runners never go out of style. This adage seems to be working for the Puma RS-100 Core sneakers. The low-top lifestyle kick is built with a combination of mesh, suede, and leather materials. The retro styling and unique color blocking reflect the ‘80s aesthetics in this throwback design. 

Also, its reflective elements and promised durability are also good points to consider when purchasing. However, some people find it tight and narrow, especially for those with wide feet. Its durability is also questionable.

Good to know

The Puma RS-100 Core sneakers are lightly padded in the collar and tongue with lightweight and breathable materials in the upper to make your wearing experience comfortable. Puma released this with a regular flat lace-up closure that is convenient for loosening up or tightening.

The throwback appeal of the Puma RS shoes is the main reason why fashionistas can never get enough of it. The Core model of the Puma RS-100, another nostalgia piece of the brand, gets a modern look with pops of colors in its overlays and various textures in upper materials.

Wearing retro sneakers are never a problem for sneakerheads fond of street style and casual styling. Pair these retro shoes with joggers or track pants, a clean or sporty shirt and you are ready for the day. The classic silhouette also goes well with classic jeans and trousers and a jacket on top for men. For the ladies, wearing the Puma RS-100 Core sneakers entails no hindrance to looking feminine and sporty all at the same time.

Women may opt to wear these shoes with skinny jeans, leggings, shorts, and even sporty skirts. The heritage running kicks are for those who want to look vintage without being too old-fashioned. All in all, the Puma RS-100 Core sneakers are the perfect go-to sneakers for everyday beaters that are ready to rough it up on the streets and still look fine after all the chaos of city life.

Most notable in this modern release of the 1980s classic sneaker is its retro appeal and use of various materials such as lightweight mesh, suede, and leather. The shoe comes in unique color blocking that is very summer-friendly and youthful in terms of style. The main technology in this heritage sneaker is the Puma Running System cushioning technology at the midsole.

Originally launched in 1986, the Puma RS-100 sneaker was deemed advanced when it was released with its running shoe silhouette composed of a leather and textile upper, padded collar, rubber outsole and the Puma R-System cushioning technology.

The RS cushioning technology was advanced for its time when it was introduced in the 1980s at the height of the popularity of recreational running and fitness. The shoe had high quality cushioning technology that was developed as a response to the clamor of the running community for footwear with high-tech and superior stability.

Since the release of the Puma RS-100, other designs were also launched by the brand that includes the futuristic Puma RS Computer shoe and the Puma RS-350 in 1987.  Ever since the release of the Puma RS shoes, it has taken many forms and profiles with upgrades in materials and styling to stay trendy for the demanding needs of the sneaker community.

  • The upper of the Puma RS-100 Core sneaker is made up of the lightweight textile, suede, and synthetic leather.
  • Puma Formstrip on the side adds a pop of color and contrast to the shoe.
  • Breathable mesh materials are placed at the toe box and side panels for ventilation.
  • Puma branding details can be found at the collar, insoles, midsole, and cat logo at the back heel.
Danny McLoughlin
Danny McLoughlin

Danny McLoughlin is a researcher for RunRepeat covering football, sneakers and running. After graduating with a degree in computer science from The University of Strathclyde, Danny makes sure never to miss a game of his beloved Glasgow Rangers or the Scotland national football team. He has been featured in prestigious publications such as The Washington Post, The Irish Times, Footwear News and the like.