PUMA doesn’t simply want to be fast; it wants to be the fastest sports brand in the world. As a well-known sports brand, PUMA has spent more than seven decades developing and manufacturing high-quality sportswear and footwear for various sports, including football, motorsport, and golf. They also sell running shoes for women.
The History of PUMA
Founded by brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler in 1919, PUMA originates from humble beginings as a small factory in Germany. In 1936, Jesse Owens won four gold medals at the Olympic Games in Berlin, all while sporting Dassler spikes. Since then, more world class athletes are seen wearing Dassler shoes, creating an international breakthrough.
The playing field is more varied than ever today. whether it be on the football field, golf course, or running track. PUMA provides athletes with the equipment they need to succeed, from running shoes to golf clubs. PUMA sportswear is versatile clothing that you may style in many different ways, even when you are not participating in sports.
Using Sports to Promote Sustainability
As a sports company, PUMA recognises the importance of sustainability in sports. They recognise shortcomings and strengthens them towards the goal of sustainability. PUMA believes in integrating sustainability into every aspect of the manufacturing processes for all products – from sourcing raw materials to the manufacturing stage, both socially and environmentally.
PUMA: Culture of Firsts
PUMA understands the importance of creation to level up on sport performance and to keep moving forward, grounded by science. At PUMA Innovation there are five ethos that drive innovation: be a pain, be connected, be brave, be open, be ready. To create a final product, designers talk to athletes, look beyond their scope and adopt a human-centered focus in their designs.
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.