Retro gaming fans, rejoice: the sneaker you’ve been waiting for is nearly here. Releasing in both Sonic and Dr. Eggman themed colorways, the Sonic x Puma RS-0 is set to debut very soon.
The Sonic colorway features a hairy blue suede upper that is designed to represent the infamous hedgehog’s blue body. Foam segments along the midsole take design cues from Green Hill Zone, the opening stage from Sonic’s original video game (which debuted in 1991). There are also small hits of gold near the toebox as well as gold rings on the laces, a nod to Sonic’s in-game collectibles. The red translucent outsole refers to the sneakers Sonic runs in. A plush-looking insole features a pixelated Sonic the Hedgehog with a Green Hill Zone-inspired backdrop.
The Eggman-themed pair sports a shiny red upper that emulates the villain’s clothing. Unlike Sonic’s pair, the external midsole foam on the Eggman sneaker features caution stripes inspired by his weapons and machinery. In addition, the silver midsole is another nod to his work. On the insole, the same pattern appears, with a pixelated version of Dr. Eggman.
Both pairs of the Sonic x Puma RS-0 collaboration will release on June 5 for $130 each, according to Sneaker News.
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