After recently reintroducing its OG Fast Rider, PUMA is looking to the ’80s for inspiration once again, saluting cult favorite 1982 sci-fi film Blade Runner with a special RS-X. Starring Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard, a police officer who’s tasked with tracking down human-like robots known as “replicants,” Blade Runner was set in a dystopian future version of Los Angeles — November 2019, to be precise. Now, the month from the movie is officially upon us, and the shoe is following closely in its footsteps to celebrate.
Inspired by the Blade Runner cityscape’s mix of gloom and glamor — namely the bright neon lights that seemingly adorn every building over the span of the film — this RS-X presents a mixture of crisp black mesh, suede and textured leather as its base. Bright orange, aqua, blue and purple accents are then spread throughout the shoe’s quarter, heel and collar. These include everything from a printed line take on the classic Formstripe graphic, to a shimmering holographic heel counter. A black and grey midsole completes the look.
2019 may not have panned out quite like the makers of Blade Runner envisioned it, but this RS-X presents an interesting juxtaposition of ’80s and late 2010’s style nonetheless. It’ll release on November 11 at retailers like 43einhalb with a price-tag of €110 EUR (approx. $123 USD).