Global sports brand PUMA and renowned Japanese manufacturer of electronic musical instruments, Roland, revealed a rebooted sneaker pack compromising the RS-O and RS-100 Roland. The RS Roland series follows the story of reinvention – inspired by the past, shaped by the colorful histories of both brands and reimagined for the future.
While the RS-0 Roland is a complete reboot of the R-System, the RS-100 Roland retains a more retro look but decked in modern materials.
The RS-100 Roland’s upper features a vibrant orange suede Formstrip with white reflective edges amidst a combination of white-red pebble leather, black ripstop nylon panels and yellow suede. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, footbed and the anodized metal hangtag. “Rhythm Composer TR-808, Computer Composer” is printed on the heel. A PUMA and Roland logo is printed on the footbed while the outsole features lines that mimic the lights on a sound synthesizer. All colors and detailing represent 80’s retro hues found on a Roland TR-808 drum machine.
The iconic TR-808 drum machine is celebrated for its legendary status and credited by many as the spark that lit the flame of hip-hop music worldwide.
Familiar notes like “Rhythm Composer” and “Bass Drum” accent the midsole while the orange hue continues to the translucent rubber outsole. PUMA and Roland branding can be found on the tongue label, footbed and the anodized metal hangtag.
This exciting collaboration extends Roland’s commitment of innovation and continuing to shape the sound of modern music, setting the standards in music technology for the world to follow. For PUMA, it continues to enrich their stories of reinvention by partnering with influential and creative brands, individuals, and institutions that strive to push culture forward through innovation in design, style, technology, and more.
PUMA RS-0 Roland retails for RM528 while the RS-100 Roland retails for RM 433 and both styles are available in PUMA stores in KLCC and Sunway Pyramid. The shoes are also available in selected Crossover and SoleWhat outlet nationwide.