SUEDE BHM STATEMENT - BLACK / RED
$ 55.00 was $ 90.00
This size is currently sold out
Color: Black / High Risk Red - Gum
At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos won the gold and bronze medals in the 200 meter dash in Puma spikes. As they ascended the podium to receive their medals, they first removed their shoes, black Puma Suedes, and set them down on the medal stand. When the national anthem began to play, the two runners bowed their heads and raised their gloved fists in a silent protest against worldwide human rights abuses and the undesirable conditions they believed African-Americans were subjected to in the U.S. Puma is commemorating this historic moment with a special "Black History Month" pack.
The pack consists of three shoes. This Suede BHM Statement model features a grey jersey formstripe with a colorful graphic printed all over the suede upper, and a gum rubber sole. The tongue bears a tag with Tommie Smith's iconic Olympic silhouette. Read more about Smith and Carlos, as well as the history of the Puma Suede here.