Monday, March 3, 2008

Puma x Tommie Smith Suede Pack!!!

Yo if you dont know Tommie Smith is you need to copy and paste his name from this post and Google ASAP!! Dude was a Gold Medalist in the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City and he was stripped of his Gold Medal in the 200yd dash(19.83 sec) because he rasied his fist in protest of the war in '68 during the playing of The Star Spangled Banner(see pic above). He was accompanied by John Carlos who was also stripped of his medal.
Thank me later for the history lesson....but here is where Puma comes into play. Tommie and John both protested barefoot to represent the poverty in Black society. All you can do is wow at the symbolisim of the these two men and the shoe. In a way this isn't enough to me.....these men have yet to recieve their medals and thats sad. These men ran the race and competeted to represent their country...not for Puma's!!!(No offense lol) But I honestly think they deserve what they earned after all these years. It's inspiring but sad to me. But shout out to Puma for showing their respect to these two men. Although John Carlos doesn't have a pair....the presence is still felt. And if you pay close attention to the's little black fist printed all over the shoe!!!! Kudos to Puma!!!! They are doing it big already. And just in time for the summer Olypics this year. Look out for them in August!!!

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