Puma RS-0

Mixing the world of sports, fashion and lifestyle, Puma has released the RS (Running System), which combines contemporary design and innovative sports technology.. The RS line was originally launched in 1986 and featured high-quality cushioning technology to meet the demand for high-tech stability runners back then. Puma has now bought the technology back in 2018 with a totally reworked silhouette –thus the birth of RS-0.

The original RS was an innovative technology in the ‘80s that was considered extremely advanced at the time. It was followed by RS Computer Shoe, which was the first-ever analytical shoe that provided runners with the power of computing to aid in performance. It was the future retro shoe of the day, where there are no smartwatches or smartphones that can track your fitness progress.

Puma RS-0 blends high-tech cutting edge sneaker features with the comforts of a good running shoe. The running shoe has been updated with a new construction, materials and production techniques. It has a slightly slimmer profile than its RS-100 counterpart, but reinterpreting the original’s high-end cushioning technology. RS-0 has a more contemporary shape and aesthetic, with a toned-down midsole and simpler paneling. The midsole has a new and lighter PU foam compound that offers extreme rebound and comfort. It also included the new bootie sock construction, updating the OG tongue construction.

On the outside, you can see the plastic ribbed detailing on the heel, as well as the leather tongue branding. The striped PUMA branding can be visible on the medial side to echo the sneaker’s ‘80s influence.

Puma RS-0 is inspired by the technology that affects our culture, with colors and styles reflecting the RS stories of re-invention, such as gaming, photography and music.

Puma RS-0 are available in different colorways, and some are yet to be released. These sneakers can be purchased from Puma.com and also from Amazon (links below).

Puma RS-0 “Re-Invention”

The first to be released from the RS-0 line was the “Re-Invention,” which is a futuristic version of Puma’s Archive Green. It has a classy, streamlined design that updates the ‘80s version.

Puma RS-0 “Re-Invention” 

Release Date: April 14, 2018

Product color: White / Gray Violet / Biscay Green

Product code: 366887-01

SEGA x Puma RS-0

SEGA’s iconic Sonic the Hedgehog franchise collaborated with Puma to create epic sneakers inspired by Sonic and Dr. Eggman. The RS-0 Sonic is made of textured suede to indicate Sonic’s trademark blue fur, with some red outsole stands for his shoes, including the Green Hill Zone.  Meanwhile, the RS-0 Eggman is made of a red upper, representing the Eggman’s red Eggmobile, complete with the black and yellow caution stripes.

SEGA x Puma RS-0 “Sonic” 

Release Date: June 12, 2018

Product color: Surf The Web Blue

Product code: 368276-01

SEGA x PUMA RS-0 “Dr. Eggman” 

Release Date: June 12, 2018

Product color: Chinese Red-Puma Aged

Product code: 368350-01

Puma RS-0 Play

Puma RS-0 Play is inspired by ‘80s video games and arcades, featuring the pops of colors and translucent details ‘80s kids were familiar with. It’s all about retro gaming, representing game consoles from the past. All four options for the shoe comes with subtle perforations and tonally embossed Puma Formstrips.

PUMA RS-0 “Play” White/Red/Yellow/Blue 

Release Date: June 21, 2018

Product color: White / Red / Yellow / Blue

Product code: 367515-01

Puma RS-0 “Play” Black/Red/Grey)

Release Date: June 21, 2018

Product color: Black / Red / Grey

Product code: 367515-02

Puma RS-0 “Play” Gray Violet/Dandelion/White 

Release Date: June 21, 2018

Product color: Gray Violet / Dandelion / White

Product code: 367515-03

Puma RS-0 “Play” Winsom Orchid/Biscay Green/White

Release Date: June 21, 2018

Product color: Winsom Orchid / Biscay Green/White

Product code: 368088-04

Puma RS-0 Game Error and Game Restart

After taking inspiration from ‘80s video games, Puma has something to offer for the ‘90s gaming fans. Two colorways such as the RS-0 Game Error and RS-0 Game Restart was launched a week after the RS-0 Play, to re-imagine the retro gaming world of 1990’s video games and arcade. The RS-0 Game Error has pops of purple, teal and pink on the upper, with a black and white digital coding pattern imitating an error screen. The formstrip is outlined with pixelated curved lines. On the other hand, the RS-0 Game Restart was inspired by the local arcade. The upper is dominated with a black and white static pattern, inspired by the restart glitch screens of ‘90s games.

Puma RS-0 “Game Error” 

Release Date: June 28, 2018

Product color: Puma Black / Green Gecko/ Knockout Pink

Product code: 367970-01

Puma RS-0 “Game Restart” 

Release Date: July 13, 2018

Product color: Black / White / Biscay Green

Product code: 367969-01

Puma RS-0 Sound

The RS-0 Sound represents stories of musical reinvention and remixed culture, inspired by ‘80s drum machines, bright-colored fashion and retro music videos. The sneakers, of course, are of diverse colors and fun designs, which will remind you of the time when running shoes dominated the streets and discos. The designs were retro-inspired, but it does give a futuristic vibe.

Puma RS-0 “Sound” High Risk Red/Gray Violet/Black 

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: Black / High Risk Red / White

Product code: 367515-02

Puma RS-0 “Sound” Black/White 

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: Puma Black / White

Product code: 366890-06

Puma RS-0 “Sound” White/Dazz Blue/High Risk Red 

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: White / Dazz Blue / High Risk Red

Product code: 366890-01

Puma RS-0 “Sound” White/Pink 

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: White / Gray Violet / Knockout Pink

Product code: 366890-04

Puma RS-0 “Sound” Black/Shocking Orange 

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: Puma Black / Shocking Orange

Product code: 368087-10

Puma RS-0 “Sound” Blue/Black Sneaker

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: Black / Dazzling Blue / White

Product code: 366890-02

Puma RS-0 “Sound” White

Release Date: August 16, 2018

Product color: Puma White

Product code: 366890-05

Polaroid x Puma RS-0

In collaboration with electronics powerhouse Polaroid, Puma has released photography-inspired RS-0 and RS-100 silhouettes. The RS-0 Polaroid sneaker was inspired by the Polaroid OneStep instant camera, featuring reflective laces, the red footbed inspired by the shutter button and the Polaroid Color Spectrum graphic on the tongue of the shoe.

Puma RS-0 “Polaroid” 

Release Date: October 6, 2018

Product color: Marshmallow / Puma Black

Product code: 368436-01

Puma RS-0 Optic

Inspired by the influence of photography on streetstyle, the RS-0 Optic was released into the RS family. The running sneakers feature reflective materials and flashlight glares, while being wrapped up on mesh upper and synthetic leather.

Puma RS-0 “Optic” Silver

Release Date: October 6, 2018

Product color: Puma Silver / Quarry / Puma White

Product code: 366884-01


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