Puma has been at the cutting edge of sports footwear technology ever since the company was founded in the 1920s. Puma shoes have led many Olympic athletes to glory and over the years the company has built a sound reputation for producing top quality, high performance sports shoes. Footballers, including Pelé and Diego Maradona, have worn Puma boots for several of their key matches, ensuring that Puma has always been a high profile shoe company. In fact, Maradona scored the “Goal of the Century” whilst wearing this particular brand of boots.
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Tennis tournaments, track and field events, football cups and Olympic medals have all been won, and several world records have been set, in Puma shoes. In 1984 Martina Navratilova won Wimbledon wearing both Puma tennis shoes and sportswear. The following year, Boris Becker became the youngest and only unseeded player to win the event. Linford Christie won the 100m gold Olympic medal in 1992 wearing Puma spikes. Such crucial sporting moments have really put Puma in the spotlight and helped to unleash the brand on a wide scale.
Puma shoes come in a rainbow of colours and various fabrics. You can get pink canvas ones with black stripes; black leather trainers with go-faster yellow and red stripes; yellow leather trainers with black and red stripes; more traditional white tennis style shoes with white soles, and trainers for pretty much any sporting occasion.
There is now a range of clothing and accessories to match the sports shoes, and all ranges place an emphasis on being fashionable as well as practical, with top designers and fashionistas being employed to create stylish and comfortable sports and lifestyle products. Names such as Marc Jacobs, Philippe Starck and Christy Turlington are now dropped in connection with footwear, yoga mat bags and clothing ranges as well as high-brow catwalk shows and design circles.
Some of the ranges available include: soccer wear (shorts, jerseys, even the footballs themselves); running wear (tops, trousers, trainers for cross country, road or track running); a motorsport collection with fire proof shoes; yoga wear for more sedate pastimes; baseball, cricket, children’s ranges and accessories that include bags, wristbands, headbands, watches and sunglasses.
Basically, if you are looking for an item that could help the career of a budding sports man or woman who has style, then you will be able to find it at Puma.