Puma is getting in on the BLACK HISTORY MONTH edition for a few of its sneakers and apparel as well. PUMA Suede and the PUMA Sky II High.
The particular BHM collection is inspired by Olympic athlete and PUMA ambassador Tommie Smith. For those of you unfamiliar with who Tommie Smith is; he made history by winning the 200m sprint in the 1968 Olympics in under 20 seconds. While stepping onto the podium to receive his medal, Tommie removed his PUMA Suedes to reveal black socks representing poverty and slavery and proceeded to raise his fist. His gesture signaled “to stand up for human rights and to stand up for black Americans.”
The sneakers included in the collection are two pairs of the PUMA Suede and the PUMA Sky II High. Each silhouette is decorated with Tommie Smith’s iconic Olympic silhouette and features colorful graphics and black or grey uppers.