One of the top sports brands in the world, PUMA is known for designing products for world-class athletes and sports teams, whether they compete in men’s running, basketball, football, golf, jogging and training, or racing. Herzogenaurach, Germany, is home to PUMA’s headquarters, and more than 14,000 people work there from more than 120 different nations.
From Humble Beginnings to International Breakthrough
In Germany, the “Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik” (Dassler Brothers Shoe Factory) was established in 1919. The majority of German athletes wore Dassler spikes during the 1928 Olympic Summer Games in Amsterdam, which marked the brand’s global breakthrough. “PUMA” was formally filed with the German Patent and Trademark Office in 1948.
PUMA Sports: Functionality & Leisure
PUMA apparel are designed for both functionality and leisure — they are suitable for all kinds of sports from football to running. You can also style it as leisure wear and go about your day in comfortable sports apparel, because sport is lifestyle. Discover a variety of sports wear for all ages at PUMA.
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.
PUMA: Culture of Firsts
PUMA strives to always bring new, better, different – meaningful innovation for game changing athletes. Driven by a principle of “Has anyone done it before? Is it a first?”, PUMA strives at constantly being the first to elevate athletes’ performance by connecting the dots between Research, Performance engineering and Emotion.
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.