PUMA Kilam fashion sneakers

PUMA Kilam fashion sneakers without laces.

Puma has a wide variety of sport shoes without laces. The most famous ones are the Puma OSU running shoes. But if you are looking for something else, shoes you can also wear at work, perhaps the Puma Kilam fashion sneakers are an option.

The design of the PUMA Kilam sport shoes where inspired by the martial arts. The shoes have small mesh pannels on the sides that gives the sneaker it’s sportive look. But besides being stylish the stripes on the side of the runners gives the shoes breathability.
The Velcro closure strips are neatly made and gives your feet the space it needs. The lightly padded collar and tongue gives support and comfort to your feet.

Did you know that Puma and Adidas once where one factory set up by two brothers? The whole story of the two brothers is a bit bizarre.  Adolf and Rudolf Dassler started a shoe company in 1924. It was a small company and they worked together for a time. As sometimes the electricity was unreliable in town, they sometimes had to use pedal power from a stationary bicycle to run their equipment.
They both Both joined the Nazi Party, Rudolf was slightly closer to the party then Adolf ( a common name at the time..) Although they where a member of the party as most industrials where, otherwise you had difficulties in running a business at the time, they had no problem in asking the African American runner Jesse Owens to sponsor their sportshoes. Owens won four golden medal at the Olympics in 1936 in Berlin and the brothers Dassler were selling 200,000 pairs of shoes annually before World War II.

But when the war broke out the brothers started to argue and fight among themselves. During a bomb raid in 1943 Adi and his wife climbed into a bomb shelter where Rudolf and his family where already in. Apparently Adi said “Here are the bloody bastards again”, referring to the allied bomber planes. But Rudolf was convinced his brother meant him and his family. When Rudolf was later picked up by American soldiers and accused of being a member of the Waffen SS, he was convinced that his brother had turned him in!!

After the war the brothers split up. Adi Dassler started ADIDAS (first letters of his name.) and Rudolf Dassler started Ruda but changed it quickly into PUMA.

Today PUMA sport shoes and clothing is part of the French company Kering.

 

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