Easily one of the most iconic trainers of all time, the PUMA Suede was first released in 1968 as a basketball specific shoe at a time when suede seen was a revolutionary alternative to leather.  At the 1968 Olympics Games in Mexico City, USA Track & Field athlete Tommie Smith, famously wore the newly released Suede to receive Olympic gold for his 19.83 seconds 200m triumph with one fist held defiantly in the air in support of human rights. Because of the wide range of eye-catching colourways, simple styling and smooth grip the Suede is also synonymous with hip-hop culture and in particular the early emerging rap generation of the 1970’s and 80’s. The PUMA Suede has since become a staple piece in footwear history.