HISTORY
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1972

Founded on Madison Avenue in New York as the original sneakers designed for real people. PONY was initially launched as an athletic footwear brand.

1972
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1976

Pele scores his world record 1250th goal and was awarded with a golden replica of the PONY boot he wore during that feat.

1976
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1978

PONY shoes were spotted on both Larry Holmes and Ken Norton in their WBC heavyweight title bout.

1978
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1979

David Thompson joined the PONY team and wins the NBA All Star game MVP award, all on the same day.

1979
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1980

The New York Cosmos win their fourth NASL title with all the goals in the finals scored by PONY athletes, Chinaglia and Romero.

1980
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1981

Sporting her PONY shoes, Tracy Austin claims another U.S. Open title.

1981
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1986

Spud Webb, all 5’ 7” of him, soars above giants to take out the NBA Slam Dunk title in his PONY City Wings.

1986
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2001

PONY shoes were seen on Kristen Stewart, Justin Timberlake, Paris Hilton, Blink 182 and other celebrities.

2001
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2005

PONY teams up with rap icon Snoop Dogg to release his Doggy Biscuitz sneaker line.

2005
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2012

PONY turns 40. Download the 40th year book here.

2012
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2016

PONY and its forward-pointing chevron continues to cement its relevance as the original sneakers for real people.

2016