Roland and Puma announce more 808 sneakers and prepare to release them on #808Day

Roland and clearly think that this 808-inspired sneaker concept has legs. Having announced the RS-0 trainer earlier in the year, the two companies have now unveiled RS-100, another shoe that takes design cues from the classic drum machine.

Described as more retro than the RS-0 but made of modern materials, the RS-100 certainly stands out. It has an orange suede Formstrip with white reflective edges, and is made of white-red pebble leather, black ripstop nylon panels and yellow suede. The sneaker’s inspiration is confirmed by the “Rhythm Composer TR-808, Computer Composer” label on the heel.

Both the RS-100 and RS-0 will be one sale from - you guessed it - #808DAY. To confirm, that’s 8 August 2018. They’ll be available from the Puma website and at retailers. Prices are $130/€110 for the RS-0 and $100/€110 for the RS-100.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.