Puma RS-X3 Puzzle: Poor man’s Adidas Yeezy 700

Puma RS-X Cubed in Puzzle design gets a more amplified cosmetic than other eye-candy options under the Puma RS series. Inspired by the Rubik’s cube, it’s patched with striking colors. Like the other shoes from the same squad, this version is wrapped with a play of solid textures made of leather, suede, and mesh. It’s tagged by many as the cheaper version of the Adidas Yeezy Boost 700, in a much slimmer form. 

Puma RS-X3 Puzzle alongside other Puma RS kicks

The Puzzle variation and its RS-X siblings carry Puma’s trademark Running System cushioning under its curvy and blocky soles. Below are some of the attention-grabbing Puma RS sneakers as affordable as the RS-X3 Puzzle.

RS-X3. This running-inspired sneaker shares the same DNA as the RS-X3 Puzzle. Unlike the well-fitted Rubik-cube-colored kick, the Puma RS-X3 has a tighter toe box.

RS-X Reinvention. This reinvented RS model has a higher collar line than the RS-X3 Puzzle. The leather detailing on the Puma RS-X Reinvention is more pronounced versus the cut-outs seen on the RS-X Cubed Puzzle.  

RS-X Toys. It shares the same silhouette as the RS-X Reinvention but with more mesh covering. Compared to the RS-X3 Puzzle, the Puma RS-X Toys has a wider-looking vamp. 


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