Monday 16 January 2017

PUMA Releases an Exclusive Collection in Honour of Black History Month

PUMA has unveiled two capsule collections inspired by the David T. Howard School in Atlanta Georgia, in honour of Black History Month in the USA.

Founded as an elementary school in 1923 by a former slave, Atlanta’s David T. Howard School converted into a high school in 1948. In its fifty years it became a gamechanger by setting a new precedent for education, playing a significant role in the civil rights movement and producing prominent alumni including basketball and PUMA legend Walt 'Clyde' Frazier. This year, PUMA celebrates the school and its role in US nation’s history with two capsule collections incorporating footwear and apparel.

The first drop includes two premium iterations of the iconic PUMA Clyde.

The Clyde Bball has a leather textured upper, inspired by an actual basketball design, and the gold eyelets are a nod to Clyde’s basketball trophies.

 The Clyde Wool bears the school’s colours of blue and gold and features a mix of wool and chenille to mimic the school jackets. 

PUMA continues to work with the David T. Howard School Alumni Association and Atlanta Public Schools to support and fund community growth and engagement in the Atlanta area. Walt “Clyde” Frazier feels proud of the legacy the school has built in the city stating, 'I’m deeply honoured to be an alumnus of the David T. Howard school. The institution fostered the growth of some of our nation’s brightest leaders and I feel this collection captures the essence of that and what the school did for so many.'

Unfortunately the sneakers will not be coming to South Africa. Visit for more information on the sneaker.

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