PUMA

PUMA

PUMA is a German sportswear brand, best known for its athletic apparel and various sportswear goods; founded by Rudolf Dassler in 1924. Recently, PUMA has made significant effort in expanding its influence in the fashion and lifestyle realm, through collaborations with KITH, Solange Knowles, Alexander McQueen, Va$htie, Brooklyn We Go Hard, ALIFE and ICNY. As well as, appointing Rihanna as the new creative director for the women’s department.

Founded 1924
Industries Sportswear
Headquarter Herzogenaurach, Germany
PUMA Unveils a Colorful Dip-Dyed Avid evoKNIT Haze
Footwear

PUMA Unveils a Colorful Dip-Dyed Avid evoKNIT Haze

Dubbed “Beetroot Purple.”

Big Sean x PUMA Second Collection Drops Colorful Suede and Clyde Models
Fashion

Big Sean x PUMA Second Collection Drops Colorful Suede and Clyde Models

With matching apparel.

PUMA's Thunder Electric Drops New Options Next Month
Footwear

PUMA's Thunder Electric Drops New Options Next Month

The more the merrier.

The Weeknd's PUMA XO Parallel Dons a Classic Colorway
Footwear

The Weeknd's PUMA XO Parallel Dons a Classic Colorway

It was only a matter of time.

PUMA's Thunder Spectra Is Restocking at the End of the Month
Footwear

PUMA's Thunder Spectra Is Restocking at the End of the Month

Your second chance.

Diamond Supply Co. Links With PUMA on a Reworked Avid evoKNIT
Footwear

Diamond Supply Co. Links With PUMA on a Reworked Avid evoKNIT

From the West Coast with love.

Nike to Take PUMA to Court for Copying Flyknit, Air & More
Footwear

Nike to Take PUMA to Court for Copying Flyknit, Air & More

Alleging the company was “forgoing independent innovation.”

Rihanna Adds More Footwear to Fenty PUMA SS18 Collection
Fashion

Rihanna Adds More Footwear to Fenty PUMA SS18 Collection

Take a closer look at the SS18 collection.

MCM & PUMA Link up to Celebrate the Suede's 50-Year Anniversary
Footwear

MCM & PUMA Link up to Celebrate the Suede's 50-Year Anniversary

History intertwined with luxury.

PUMA's Thunder Spectra Gets an All-Black Makeover
Footwear

PUMA's Thunder Spectra Gets an All-Black Makeover

For the dads who don’t want to be loud.

2014

Rihanna is named PUMA's global brand ambassador for women's training and PUMA Women's Creative Director, overseeing the direction of the womenswear line, working in partnership with PUMA's Internal Product Creation team
Puma signs a five-year kit deal worth £30 million-a-year with Arsenal

2008

Designer and artist Hussein Chalayan becomes Creative Director

2007

Voluntary public take-over by Pinault-Printemps Redoute

2006

The Italian national football team, sponsored by Puma, wins the FIFA World Cup
Releases a show collection in collaboration with Alexander McQueen

2003

Puma signs sprinter Usain Bolt

2001

Acquisition of the Scandinavian Tretorn Group

2000

Production of fireproof footwear in partnership with Porsche and Sparco

1998

Puma begins a collaboration with designer Jil Sander

1994

First profit recorded since the company's IPO in 1986

1993

Jochen Zeitz is appointed Chairman and CEO

1991

Launch of the DISC SYSTEM sports shoe

1989

Launch of the TRINOMIC technology

1986

Puma goes public

1974

Rçudolf Dassler passes away while his sons Armin and Gerd take over the company

1973

Launch of the CLYDE; designed for basketball player Walt "Clyde" Frazier as a wider-fitting version of SUEDE model

1968

Launch of the SUEDE

1958

Introduction of Puma's signature "Formstrip" at the FIFA World Cup in Sweden

1952

Introduction of the SUPER ATOM, the world's first boot with screw in studs

1949

Rudolf Dassler has the idea of football shoes with removable studs; he begins working on their development and production.

1948

ATOM, Puma’s first football shoe, is introduced
Puma Schuhfabrik Rudolf Dassler is founded by Rudolf Dassler (Adolf “Adi” Dassler leaves the company to create adidas)

1924

Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik is founded by Adolf and Rudolf Dassler
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