J. Cole and PUMA Hoops' RS-Dreamer "Proto" Was Never Intended to Be Released

It was originally a prototype colorway, but it’s now being put into production.

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When J. Cole and his Dreamville imprint began a partnership with PUMA Hoops, they created many a prototype style before settling on the RS-Dreamer‘s final build. One of those early stage colorways, however, stuck with Cole — and now it’s going to get its moment in the spotlight, releasing as the RS-Dreamer “Proto.”

Offering up the same low-cut construction and interesting anchored lacing system as its counterparts, the “Proto” differentiates itself by mixing tones both mild and wild. The majority of the upper is made of white mesh that’s overlaid with gray suede, while the textile “tubing” that wraps around the heel before meeting the laces is done up in a bright blue.

Neon green detailing on the tongue tab offers a little extra detail, as does a Dreamville hit on the black heel clip. Moving to the lower half, PUMA‘s signature Formstrip takes up residence in disguised fashion on the midsole. Its grey tone blends with the forefoot’s pink blocks and the neon heel piece, bringing a notable dash of vibrance into the mix. Icy gray outsoles round off the look.

The PUMA RS-Dreamer “Proto” will release via the PUMA webstore, and select retailers like Foot Locker, Champs and Footaction come April 2. The MSRP is set at $125 USD.

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