Puma released a limited edition shoe to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Olympian Tommy Smith’s defiant “Black Power” raised fist at the 1968 Mexico City Olympics.
Smith came back to the states and was ostracized and roundly criticized for his public display of defiance.
The shoes come in black suede with a pattern of tiny “Black Fists” on them.
Would you wear these shoes? And would you be offended if a company Commemorated the KKK with sneakers with little tiny white hoods on them?
I’m just sayin’ why would Puma bring this back up and inflame prejudices all over again?
Defiant Olympic Gold medalist Tommy Smith (Mexico City 1968) and his family allowed a photographer to be present as they celebrated the Inauguration of America’s 44th President (America’s 1st Black President). 40 years later folks still remember “The Black Fist”. Source