As one of the world’s leading sports brands, PUMA has made history as a creator of product designs for outstanding athletes and sports teams — football, black running shoes and training, golf, basketball and motorsports. PUMA’s headquarters is in Herzogenaurach, Germany, with more than 14,000 employees in more than 120 countries.
From Humble Beginnings to International Breakthrough
In Germany, PUMA was founded in 1919 as the “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory). The brand pivoted its international breakthrough during Amsterdam’s 1928 Olympic Summer Games, where most German athletes wear Dassler spikes. In 1948 “PUMA” was officially registered at the German Patent and Trademark Office.
PUMA provides a range of stylish sports apparel and equipment for athletes, from comfortable football jerseys to durable golf clubs. PUMA apparel is designed for team sports, track and field, basketball and more — you can also wear PUMA apparel when taking a time-out. Explore clothing for all ages here at PUMA.
Practising Sustainability Through Sports
At PUMA, sustainability is a core value of the business. PUMA strives to manage their environmental impact through the 10FOR25 sustainability strategy for a better world by working on ten key areas, from climate and biodiversity to human rights, to reach common goals of making better products with the less environmental impact on nature.
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 was designed for the first time. The tiny rows of spikes on the shoes helped athletes maximise traction and minimised resistance, which worked well for athletes at the 1968 Olympic Trials.
Turning Intent Into Action
PUMA does not tolerate racism, bigotry, or police brutality and is committed to using its platform to push for change — this is why PUMA established #REFORM to stand up against social injustice. PUMA black running shoes aim to amplify all Black voices within the workplace and made donations to support organisations and initiatives for the Black Lives Matter movement.