Adidas vs. Puma

Adidas vs. Puma tells the story of the Dassler brothers who started one of the first athletic shoe companies in the world in 1920’s Germany. Their story is intertwined with history and Jessie Owens accomplishment of stomping down white supremacy with every step he took on the track at the 1936 Olympics, while wearing their shoes. It also touches on the antisemitism that Jewish athletes faced and will lead us into further programming in 2022 on the 2 US Jewish runners, Marty Glickman and Sam Stoller, who weren’t allowed to compete at the 1936 Olympics. The Dassler brothers went on to found iconic sports brands Adidas & Puma after WWII.