When we think of Puma in a football design sense, we may generally think of boots. This catalogue from 1977 suggests that was even more the case four decades ago.

The puma flash motif appears on all these examples, with Berti Vogts-endorsed versions having this feature in amber and light blue. All the boots are black in the main - it was 1977, after all - but the white appears heavily on the Weisweiler Champion model, and the (Jupp) Heynckes Meister has a little green embellishment too.

The standout has to be the Rotterdam, with a suggestion of the modern in the fluoro yellow, while the “Arsenal” boot has us wondering if there was a reissue when Puma were making the Gunners’ kit in the 2010s. The German company’s come a long way in that regard, as the “PUMA-Dress” section betrays, but those Uruguay-evoking “soccer hoses” and the obligatory Netherlands-style long-sleeved shirt would surely provoke envy in 2020.

Thanks to Jimmy from The Glove Bag - tgbjimmy on Twitter - for bringing this to our attention.


Comments (2)

  1. Sir trevor

Rare to see Puma kits up until the 90s at least in uk.
Remember Austria of late 1980 being puma.
Poundshop adidas.

  1. Hot Dave

Interesting fact: Puma and Adidas were founded around the same time, by 2 brothers, after they had a massive falling out.

Adi Dassler set up Adidas (obviously). Rudolph Dassler set up Puma (though initially called it Ruda, from his name). I have a sneaking suspicion that Rudolph did the name abbreviation thing first, and Adi copied him.

But then you knew that already.

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