Global sports company PUMA will be launching the next PUMA x Black Fives release in its ongoing partnership with the Black Fives Foundation, featuring a limited-edition classic PUMA Suede, while officially kicking off the launch of the Black Fives Online Museum presented by PUMA. The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit whose mission is to research, preserve, showcase, teach and honor the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball.
The Black Fives Online Museum presented by PUMA is a free, multi-use, virtual platform that reveals the Foundation’s archives of nearly 1,000 historical artifacts, as well as related content from the Black Fives Era of basketball. Visitors can see, learn, and be inspired by the stories of pioneering African American teams, players, contributors, and related historically important items such as vintage images, objects, ephemera, memorabilia, and more. Check out the new museum by clicking here.
This PUMA x Black Fives release consists of a classic lo-top Suede silhouette that pays homage to its timeless style while amplifying the history of the Black Fives Era through thoughtful retro-inspired design details. The special PUMA x Black Fives Suede includes natural dyes, a confident sapphire blue suede upper with a chenille fabric Formstrip and the Foundation’s trademarked slogan, “Make History Now” .This release also includes two co-branded T-shirts.
This collection launches June 18 on PUMA.com, at PUMA Stores, at the Black Fives Online Fan Shop (shop.blackfives.org), and at select retailers worldwide.