One of the top sports brands in the world, PUMA is known for designing training shoes for world-class athletes and sports teams, whether they compete in 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.
The Brand Story 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.
PUMA Sports: Functionality & Leisure
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
Sustainability is a fundamental business value for PUMA. Through the 10FOR25 sustainability strategy for a better world, PUMA works to manage its environmental impact by focusing on 10 key areas, from climate change and biodiversity to human rights, in an effort to achieve shared objectives of producing better products with fewer negative environmental effects.
Innovating with PUMA
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.
Turning Intent Into Action
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.