This February, PUMA presents the Black History Month Pack in honor of Olympic athlete and PUMA ambassador Tommie Smith.
During the 1968 games, Tommie Smith made history by winning the 200m sprint in under 20 seconds. While stepping onto the medal podium to receive his honor, Tommie removed his PUMA Suedes to reveal black socks representing poverty and slavery. He then proceeded to raise his fist – “to stand up for human rights and to stand up for black Americans.” With that gesture and with that moment Tommie altered history and began to dedicate his life to change.
The pack features the classic styles of the PUMA Suede and Sky II High emblazoned with Tommie Smith’s iconic Olympic silhouette. The pack will be available at The PUMA Lab Powered by Foot Locker, Sheikh Shoes and Villa among other national retailers.