The world was a much different place in 1968. Tommie Smith was not only a world-class Olympic sprinter, but also an iconic figure in the history of the civil rights movement. Standing atop the Olympic podium, receiving his gold medal for the 200m dash, Smith raised his black-gloved fist in a sign of fidelity for the rights of African Americans everywhere. He also removed his Puma suedes to reveal black socks also symbolizing his cause.
Puma pays homage to Tommie Smith, his bold statement and Black History Month with their latest collection. The classic Puma Suede gets an all-over suede upper with bright coloring and patterning in the colors of the 1968 Mexican Olympics. A contrasting gum sole brings it all together for all-day comfort.
The Puma Suede 'Tommie Smith BHM' (Black/Multicolor-Gum) is available soon at RUVilla.com and at a Villa location near you!