Here’s another collaboration that’s one for the books. Footwear manufacturer Puma and Japanese instrument company Roland just gave us the RS-0 sneakers. They’re another pair of classic sneakers for the contemporary streetwear market.

We’re not complaining though. Just look at those 808-inspired elements slithering around the kicks, the multicolored diagonals representative of Roland’s innovative rhythm machines from the ‘70s that forever changed how people create music.

The RS-0 sneakers celebrate Roland’s musical achievements. However, they’re not thematically too on the nose. You’re not going to get musical notes, clefs, or any similarly absurd iconography. Instead, the kicks take inspiration from the aforementioned 808, which is universally adored across the musical spectrum. That’s especially true among hip-hop and trap beatmakers. The sneakers are a nod to that era. It implements iconic visuals of the 808 to deliver incredible aesthetics. Not to mention the kicks are well-made, fairly affordable, and super comfortable.

The RS-0 features leather black uppers, micro perf vents, reflective midsole details, and signature TR-808 colors like orange, red, and yellow on the formstrip. Puma and Roland branding is located in the tongue label, footbed, and anodized metal hangtag, giving you a chance to show off one of the best collaborations in the sneaker community this year.

Don’t miss out on these awesome-looking pair of kicks, now available from Puma for just $130 and available only in black. We would have liked Puma to offer these in a bunch of other colorways. But hey, what can you do? Check out more photos below.


Photos courtesy of Puma