Who should buy the Puma RS-X

With its hues ranging from straightforward duotone to multicolored splashes, there is an RS-X for every individual. It's the right Puma footgear for you if:

  • You like rocking it in a pair of blue jeans while sporting a white, vintage-printed shirt.
  • Your Jane-empowering ensemble consists of blue cotton twill shorts underneath an orange shirt.
  • Sneakers that provide extra shock absorption are what you need.
  • Running in something moderately retro gets your blood pumping.

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Who should not buy it

If getting a hold of the Puma RS-X in your area is seemingly next to impossible, consider the kicks on this best list. Also, if you've been misled by shoes in online pics before, consider going black.

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The old-school charm of the Puma RS-X

Shoe hunters are head over heels about the future-retro design of this casual trainer. They also say that, much like the other models from Puma’s RS-X lineup, the base model Puma RS-X is very stylish.

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Exceedingly pampering

Fans of Puma shoes say that the comfort level in the RS-X is fantastic. They also say that, in this regard, the featured shoe is better than the Puma Thunder Spectra.

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A spring in your step

A majority of wearers say that the midsole, despite its thickness, has a supple bounce to it.

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Puma RS-X: Almost always sold-out

The Puma RS-X, particularly the Reinvention variant, is hard to obtain, say a decent number of purchasers.

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Tricky online images

Verified buyers express their disappointment about certain hues looking better in photos than on-hand.

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Feature-rich yet affordable

Numerous sneaker lovers say that the Puma RS-X and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700 are alike in many ways. That said, the same folks are over the moon about the former being cheaper than the latter.

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The featherweight Puma RS-X

Sneakerheads say that despite the chunky-looking silhouette, it feels very lightweight on feet.

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The RS-X in history

The first model to carry the Puma RS cushioning technology was the RS 100, which was released in 1986. Following in the footsteps of the RS100 was the RS-Computer Chip. It was the first shoe to have a built-in computer chip at the heel that could gather the wearer’s running distance over a period of time. It, too, calculated the caloric cost of running (basically, today’s Fitbit).

In early 2018, Puma revived the RS cushioning technology with the launch of the reawakened RS-0, along with the modernized versions of the Puma S-100 and Puma RS-350.

To continue paying homage to the revolutionary technology, Puma dropped the RS-X series in late 2018. It's a natural fit to Puma’s Futro marketing campaign—a selection of future and retro sneakers.

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Facts / Specs

Style: Retro, Sporty, Chunky
Top: Low
Inspired from: Running
Collection: Puma RS, Puma Rs-x
Closure: Laces
Material: Leather, Suede, Mesh, Rubber Sole, EVA / Fabric
Season: Spring, Summer, Fall

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Danny McLoughlin
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.