Cape Town, South Africa – 28 October 2021 – Global sports company PUMA is releasing the second PUMA x Black Fives collection in its ongoing partnership with the Black Fives Foundation, whose mission is to research, preserve, showcase, teach and honour the pre-NBA history of African Americans in basketball.
The new collection celebrates the way teams in the Black Fives Era expanded their reach beyond neighborhoods where they began, into cities and towns throughout the United States. On the courts of these big cities and remote towns alike, they played an instrumental role in popularising the game while providing essential cultural inspiration to Black communities across America. The collection is a reminder of their pioneering efforts, which paved the way for the success and appeal of the modern game today.
This six-piece collection encompasses vintage-inspired designs with historical graphics and authentic logos maintained by the Foundation. Banner graphics showcase Black Fives teams along with cities they played in across the U.S. from Los Angeles to New York.
Items include a multi-coloured Hoodie (R1 499) and Sweatpants (R1 299), Shorts R1 499), Tee (R699), Long Sleeve Tee (R799), and a black Suede Mid (R1 999), which includes a pop of colour on the sole and team logos on the formstrip. The collection will be available on PUMA.com from 29 October 2021.