Sneaker culture takes influences from all strains of culture, society and nature. Shortly Puma will release sneakers inspired directly from the legendary Roland TR-808 drum machine, with the RS-0 and RS-100 (shown below) on ‘808 day’; 08/08.
Vyxl is a huge fan of both Sneakers and the 808, and while the results maybe a little gimmicky, I’m incredibly tempted to pick up one or the other… particularly with the 808 colour schemes accurately applied even to the outsole lugs;
Footnotes; The RS-100 is a modern sneaker inspired by the Puma RS Computer Shoe; a somewhat distinctive sneaker released in the mid-80’s with an onboard-computer;
And finally, the drum machine shown in Pumas’ promotional photography at the very top of the article is the recent Roland TR-08, and not an original TR-808… the geek in me just needed to say that.