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 — be it football, womens runners and training, golf, basketball or motorsports. PUMA’s headquarters is in Herzogenaurach, Germany, with more than 14,000 employees in more than 120 countries.
The History of PUMA
Founded by brothers Rudolf and Adolf Dassler in 1919, PUMA originates from humble beginnings 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.
From comfortable football jerseys to durable golf clubs, PUMA provides a range of stylish sports apparel and equipment for athletes. 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 apparel for all ages here at PUMA.
Practising Sustainability Through Sports
PUMA chooses to push for change and pave the way with fashion and sportswear. As a business that incorporates sustainability into its operations, PUMA’s 10FOR25 sustainability strategy supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals focusing on ten key sustainability areas by working closely with stakeholders.
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.
PUMA Against Social Injustices
Living without prejudice should not be open to debate. That’s why PUMA is working with nonprofit organisations like The Trevor Project and BAGLY to accelerate equal rights, personal autonomy, womens runners and freedom of expression for LGBTQ+ communities. PUMA do not tolerate racism, bigotry, or police brutality.