Why you’re going to want PUMA’s RS-X³ Doctor Robotnik sneakers
Run faster than ever in PUMA's new RS-X³s, inspired by Sonic the Hedgehog's archenemy, Doctor Eggman.
If the following screenshot brings back fond memories, then PUMA has something that's bound to put a smile on your face.
The mega sportswear label has just revealed a new RS-X³ design that draws inspiration from none other than the bane of your childhood existence, Doctor Eggman (AKA Doctor Robotnik).
The villainous kicks see a textured mesh upper overlayed with leather panelling on the toe box, heel and lower side-panel. Robotnik's red and black colourway is used throughout the design, with the black hue at the front of the shoe fading to a bright, "High-Risk Red" at the rear.
Pops of mint green appear on the zigzag stitching and outsole, while the eye stays come in hues of gold, red and green.
Fans will also notice the addition of the iconic golden rings on the heel, along with the score tally, time remaining and ring count marked in gold.
As an additional flourish, Sonic's spiky silhouette appears embossed in black on the heel.
The sneakers have already been released on the US PUMA site in men's sizes 7-14. We're hoping this means that they'll arrive on the Australian PUMA site very soon, but there's no word on a release date just yet.
Given that a previous pair of Sonic the Hedgehog-inspired shoes is still up for grabs on the Aussie site, we think it's pretty likely that we'll cop our own release.
If you really don't want to risk missing out, you can use a third party shipping service like ShopMate to shop the kicks now from the US.