Archived For The Future

Release Details

Release Date: Thursday 19th of April
Where to buy:

  • NSW: Pitt St Mall, QVB & World Square
  • VIC: QVM, Emporium & Chadstone
  • QLD: Albert St
  • SA: Rundle Mall
  • WA: Carillon

  • Price: $199.95 AUD
    Sizes: Men's US 7-13


    puma rs 0

    Like many pinnacle footwear brands occupying the streetwear space today, Puma traces its origins back to decades of running tech development. Staying on trend and going tit for tat with its competitors, the brand with the leaping cat dives into the archive of its golden years and re-engergises the R-System line with a new spiritual descendent: the RS-0.

    Puma’s Running System was developed in the 1980s after a continued push for advancements in technology to increase athletic performance. The infamous RS Computer Shoe was a gimmicky attempt to collect data during a run.

    puma rs 0

    The new RS-0 sheds any attempt at party tricks and presents an inspired yet original style. A very overt homage to the original R System colourways, the retro palette of white, grey, black and teal makes an appearance on the 0.

    puma rs 0

    Forgoing any newfangled materials and sticking to a proven combination of leather, suede and mesh, at a glance the RS-0 could be mistaken for yet another chunky ‘80s running shoe. However, close up does one notice the very modern thinking behind the design.

    The most significant update to the silhouette is the bootie system integrated into the upper. Retro-styled tongue and heel pull tabs assist with taking the shoe on and off.

    puma rs 0

    The midsole shape takes on a slightly exaggerated wedge form, with enlarged arch portions and heel pods, the latter of which teases its predecessor’s somewhat ridiculous computational protrusion.

    puma rs 0

    Despite direct tribute to the Running System being paid on the outsole and indeed the name of the shoe itself, this is a shoe for the streets rather than the track.

    puma rs 0

    The Puma RS-0 will be priced at $199.95 and available in Mens US sizes 7 to 13. It releases on Thursday the 19th of April online and at selected Hype DC stores:

  • NSW: Pitt St Mall, QVB & World Square
  • VIC: QVM, Emporium & Chadstone
  • QLD: Albert St
  • SA: Rundle Mall
  • WA: Carillon

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