With the business mission of being “Forever Faster”, PUMA aim high to be the Fastest Sports Brand in the World. For more than 70 years, PUMA has been developing sports footwear, apparel and accessories for the best athletes. PUMA’s range of sports apparel, such as sports shoes for men, is designed by incorporating performance and sports inspiration into their products.
Birth of a Giant
In 1919, the Dassler Brothers started their shoe factory in their parents’ home, which grew and evolve to be the world-renowed PUMA today. Ever since Jesse Owens sported Dassler spikes and won four gold medals during the 1936 Olympic Games, the brand had gained notoriety. In subsequent world sporting events, more athletes were seen wearing PUMA shoes and apparel, crafting a global reputation for the brand.
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.
Using Sports to Promote Sustainability
Similar to how they see athletics, PUMA sees sustainability as a process of identifying and strengthening areas of weakness in order to achieve shared objectives. By improving on social and environmental issues where they have the largest influence, such as Plastic & Oceans, Circularity, Biodiversity, and others, PUMA aims to bring about change via fashion and sportswear.
Better Innovations 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 collaborated with athletes and ambassadors who have spoken out in favour of equality for all. By encouraging activities that result in real change such as learning about the problems, and contributing to and supporting groups and initiatives, PUMA leverages their platform to assist in bringing about change.