J. Cole’s Latest PUMA RS-Dreamer ‘E-Line’ Honours an Important MTA RouteRelease: 20 September 2021
Despite having announced its RS-Dreamer 2 successor at the beginning of the year, J. Cole is still releasing more colourways of his inaugural PUMA RS-Dreamer signature basketball shoe. It appears the rapper-slash-basketballer has no shortage of inspiration for both his musical and footwear drops, with increasingly personal references in his work. This blue RS-Dreamer colourway is based on the E-Line that runs between Queens and Manhattan on the MTA subway system in New York – a place very dear to J. Cole.
The colourway may be new, but the RS-Dreamer design should be a familiar sight as it prominently featured in PUMA’s performance basketball offering last year. Suede overlaid on mesh remains a reliable upper combination, allowing for an optimal mix of support and breathability. This base allows external anchor points for a second lockdown strip, which in the case of the ‘E-Line’ is tonal dark blue. In fact, most of the colourway is monochromatic, save for lighter aqua on the forefoot panel and midsole Formstripe. This midsole, by the way, hides a mixture of PUMA RS foam and ProFoam compounds for responsive cushioning, which is then paired to a low-profile outsole with a tread pattern inspired by feathers.
The PUMA RS-Dreamer ‘E-Line’ is available now directly from PUMA.