RUDOLF DASSLER LEGACY COLLECTION

We celebrate the legacy of our company founder in the debut Rudolf Dassler Legacy Collection, featuring the classics of yesterday that continue to remain the classics of today and tomorrow. A selection of PUMA’s most iconic silhouettes from the track, the court, and the streets were brought back from the PUMA Archive and revamped for this lifestyle collection, all crafted with premium leathers.

1948

The history of sports and the heritage of PUMA have long been intertwined. Rudolf Dassler founded PUMA in 1948, and the brand has been breaking rules and records ever since. “Rudolf Dassler wanted the athletes wearing his products to have the abilities of a puma. This means that when they wear PUMA shoes, they would become as fast, smooth, and agile as a puma,” said Helmut Fischer, PUMA’s Archivist. “He tried to blend these characteristics with PUMA shoes, leading athletes to victory.”

 

 

Oslo City

1952

The Oslo was introduced as a training shoe during the 1952 Olympic Games in Oslo and named accordingly to the host city. The shoe went through a couple of changes over time, and a few versions later, it arrived in its 1968 iteration, which has stood the test of time. Originally designed as an all-purpose trainer suited to indoor sports such as handball, volleyball and badminton, they today provide a casual yet sporty look for the streets.

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Roma '68

1958

The Roma debuted in 1958 as a track and field shoe. In 1968, the shoe was remodelled as a training shoe, featuring a reinforced heel to provide extra comfort. Later, in the 1980s, it was established as a favorite among the soccer casuals and has continued to maintain popularity through the years. 

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Mirage OG

1970

The Mirage began in the 1970s as a track and field shoe and was reimagined in 1992 as a jogging and leisure shoe, appreciated by runners for its stability, comfortable foam and lightweight design.

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Capri

1973

The Capri was created in 1973 as a casual shoe for sailing. With a vulcanized midsole and two ventilation holes on the medial side, the Capri today stays true to its heritage, while logo placement and execution have been modernized and enriched with an embroidery on the lower part of the heel.

 

 

Fast Rider

1980

The Fast Rider was developed by the son of founder Rudolf Dassler, Armin A. Dassler, in the 1980s. Originally a jogging shoe, it was designed with famous Federbein sole, known for its cushioning properties. 

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Sky Lo LX

1984

In a time when it was all about rocking a unique pair of sneakers and being ahead of the game, the Sky LX stood out. Represented on the streets of New York by sneakerheads and streetball players alike and endorsed by several players in the NBA and the college league, the Sky LX became one of the most coveted sneakers of its time when it was introduced in 1984. The Sky LX Lo is made for a new generation of sneaker enthusiasts in a clean low-cut version, equally praised for its comfort and style.

 

Sky Mid LX

1984

In the 1980s when it was all about rocking a unique pair of sneakers and being ahead of the game, the Sky LX stood out. Represented on the streets of New York by sneakerheads and streetball players alike and endorsed by several players in the NBA and the college league, the Sky LX became one of the most coveted sneakers of its time upon its release in 1984.

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Ralph Sampson Mid

1985

The Ralph Sampson Mid was the signature basketball shoe of Hall-of-Famer Ralph Sampson, who played most of his NBA career with the Houston Rockets in the 1980s. He gained a reputation becoming a four-time All-Star, NBA rookie of the year and the MVP of the All-Star game. Upon its release in 1985, the shoe was at the top of the technological ladder. Today it is celebrated for its clean and classic look. Once an icon on the court, the shoe is now a leader in fashion and street style.

 

 

Ralph Sampson Lo

1985

 Ralph Sampson gained a reputation in basketball, becoming a four-time All-Star, NBA rookie of the year and the MVP of the All-Star game. The iconic Ralph Sampson shoe debuted with PUMA in 1985. To celebrate this exceptional athlete, PUMA created a low version of his iconic shoe, in a clean, classic design. 

 

 

Rudolf dassler legacy collection debut

2020

The styles are being re-released in white premium leather and accented with colored textile tongues in PUMA’s long-time staple colors. The shoes include original branding and a gold metal trinket with the original Rudolf Dassler branding.