We are in an environment where anything is possible. PUMA is open to what we do and that's empowering.Charles Johnson Global Director Innovation
The Drive Behind the Success
Innovation goes beyond everyday business, it is what is done to take PUMA to different levels, to become Forever Faster. What we do challenges and provokes response. PUMA is where the things you think about become real. PUMA Innovation truly plays a role in shaping one of the great brands of the world.
Ask yourself how you can deliver an experience through how something functions. And when you find an answer, also ask if that function creates emotion. That's what we do as we explore the world to find new things, develop something fresh, collaborate with other experts and seek things that are inspiring. And when we're back in the office, we realize those ideas, together, making things the best they can be.
To be there when the next moment is made, we connect with athletes. Meet them, observe them, talk, listen and learn. This is how PUMA solves real athlete problems and delivers to their unmet needs.
To reinvent the game, you have to dare to bend the rules. Be a rebel, challenge conventions, and create new standards by thinking outside every single box. The next great moment in sport is assured.
Visualize the Future
What’s next? Trust your gut, be rigorous with research. Sketch. Prototype. Build. It’s not fortune telling, we’re shaping the future. That includes being brave enough to take risks.
The best ideas pop up when you least expect them. To become a part of something inspiring, we look beyond our normal scope, try what has never been tried and are always curious for new experiences.
PUMA is always ready to evolve, knowing that great things can get even greater. We don’t stop. We don’t settle. Our technologies are scalable and grow with our ideas.
Hot on Technology Heels
RS Computer Shoe
In Dr. Cavanagh, Armin Dassler found a friend with the same drive to create the best running shoes. When running was still called jogging in the mid-80s, Cavanagh was the man to go to about shoes. Runner’s World magazine regularly dedicated an issue that ranked typically 1000 shoes, relying on the professor’s assessment of the footwear. His work resulted in The Running Shoe Book, a comprehensive view on the dynamics of runners and the equipment they use. It was during his research that he met PUMA CEO Armin Dassler. And the rest is history.
What was it like, being a driving factor behind an innovative product like the RS Computer Shoe? Dr. Cavanagh retells how it came to life.It Was Techno-Logic