Models: RS-0 “Sonic” & “Dr. Eggman”
Key Features: The RS-0 “Sonic” takes cues from Sonic the Hedgehog and the areas he protects, including the iconic Green Hill Zone. Upper is comprised from textured suede reminiscent of Sonic’s trademark blue fur, while the red outsole symbolizes his shoes. Metallic gold rings on the lace ends relates to the classic gold rings collected in the video game. The midsole and insole bear a checkered print, along with a 16-bit grass print on heel as a nod to the Green Hill Zone. Outsole features translucent red rubber and a Sonic logo under print.
The RS-0 “Dr. Eggman” take cues from Sonic the Hedgehog’s archnemesis, inspired from his flashy outfit. The upper is decked in a pebbled patent leather with micro ventilation perforations, a debossed PUMA Formstrip, and a debossed Dr. Eggman head. The character’s face and fireballs are also applied on the medial heel, while gold rings, have been inserted on the lace. The footbed features black and yellow caution stripes, a nod to the graphics on Eggman’s Eggmobile. Outsole features translucent blue rubber and Sonic logo under print.
Release Date: June 5 in Europe, June 12 in U.S.
Price: $130 USD each
Buy: PUMA and select retailers worldwide.
Editor’s Notes: After a teaser in March, PUMA has officially unveiled its collaboration with SEGA, featuring the brand’s new RS-0 silhouette, as part of PUMA’s reboot of their ’80s Running System, along with partnering with a variety of creative brands and individuals.
This collab essentially pays homage to the beloved video game franchise, as the silhouettes are also highlighted with co-branding, and packaged in a special box that is inspired by the iconic Green Hill Zone.
Next up, peep Gucci’s chunky SEGA sneaker featuring removable jewel details.
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