To celebrate Black History Month (Feb.) Puma takes us back into history on one of the most iconic moments in African-American culture.
Tommie Smith, a sprinter for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1968 stood on the 200 meter dash podium, raising a black gloved fist during the "star spangled banner anthem" as the gold medal winner. This was symbolic in representing black pride and unity, whereas in those days and times, the race war was heavy between Blacks and Whites for equality.
Just before Tommie Smith stepped on the podium, he also removed his PUMA's suedes to reveal his black socks to further protest the harsh treatment towards his people in America, as well as the agreeing countries abroad.
Paying homage to Tommie Smith's brave-hearted courage to take a stand, while on the stand, Puma has dropped this commemorative collection which includes the iconic PUMA Suede and the PUMA Sky II Hi. Puma also threw in an apparel collection, which features the BHM Podium Tracksuit, in addition to the HM Salute T-shirts.
Check out the full collection below.