Puma is sport. This obsession can be seen by their passion in designing, manufacturing and marketing sports products such as footwear, clothing and accessories. For more than 70 years, Puma is renowned for their ability to create products for the world’s fastest athletes. Their reputation is further enhanced by their ability to infuse performance with sports-inspired lifestyle into their products for sports such as football, running, basketball, golf and motorsports. PUMA also produces bucket hats for those who wants to style up.
PUMA’s long-standing tradition of producing high-quality athletic goods started with the Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory, established by Rudolf and Adolf Dassler in their German home in 1919. 28 years later, the brothers fell out and went separate ways. Rudolf Dassler relocated to a another building that belonged to the family and established PUMA. He converted this storage building into a factory with the aid of 14 workers. And the rest was history.
Level Up On The Playing Field
From team sports, like football and rugby, to individual sports, PUMA supplies athletes with the best equipment on the fields, tracks and courses. Off the field, PUMA’s belief that sports is a lifestyle is seen in their stylish sports apparel designs that can be worn anywhere, anytime.
PUMA’s Sustainability Efforts
PUMA is dedicated to producing better goods and making a positive impact on both the environment and society. They strive to improve in a number of sustainability categories, including Fair Income, Products, Health & Safety, and more, by collaborating with stakeholders on the 10FOR25 sustainability plan. In this way, they can produce better products and contribute to a better society.
Innovating with PUMA
PUMA thrives on the culture of being first and delivering performance innovations to push athletes to greater heights. In 1968, the Brush Spike that featured Velcro™ on performance footwear is designed for the first time. The tiny rows of spikes on the shoes helped athletes maximized traction and minimized resistance, which worked well for athletes at the 1968 Olympic Trials.
PUMA Against Social Injustices
Over the years, PUMA has partnered with athletes and ambassadors who have raised their voices to support universal equality. In 2018, PUMA established #REFORM to honor the 50th anniversary of Tommie Smith’s Silent Gesture as an effort to stand up against the broken U.S. criminal justice system, and support organisations who inspire real change.