ADIDAS formed by Adolf Dassler after feud with brother Rudolf who then went on to form Puma.
Samba is released as a football training shoe in response to the cold weather. It's since grown out of it's original purpose and is now considered a modern classic, particularly in the UK.
Haillet shoe is released and is later renamed adidas Stan Smith after historic tennis player. Such a good move from adidas that even Stan Smith's competitors beat him wearing his own shoes!shop stan smith
Dick Fosbury wears odd coloured adidas high jump shoes to the Olympic Games and wins Gold performing the 'Fosbury Flop'. The first adidas Gazelle was also released this year.shop Gazelle
Adidas Superstar released and endorsed free of charge by Run-DMC allegedly in impersonation of 'prison style' worn by inmates. After not being taken so seriously by adidas, Run DMC released the song 'My adidas' to prove to the brand just how successful their endorsement was and were offered a deal shortly after. This was considered the start of the Hip Hop sneaker culture we know of today.
Tournament suede basketball shoe released
Nizza first introduced – adidas' answer to the Converse All Star. Nizza was developed as a well priced shoe for sport and leisure activities before being strongly associated with basketball. In recent times, the Nizza has become a popular choice of footwear amongst many sub-cultures.shop converse
Tobacco released – now categorised as part of the adidas Originals range.shop originals
Forest Hills was originally released as a tennis shoe but has since gained legendary status amongst UK football fans.
Campus released and later championed by the Beastie Boys!
Copa Mundial football boot heavily endorsed during 1982 World Cup – to this day there have been over 10million pairs sold.
Adicolor Hi released with a pack of felt tip pens for people to create their own customs.
Adidas LA Trainer released to coincide with Olympic Games in Los Angeles. This was the first trainer to use the patented peg cushioning system.shop la trainer
The Mutombo was released in homage to University graduate basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, much to the surprise of the public ad he was virtually unknown!
Adidas Predator invented by former Middlesbrough & Liverpool player Craig Johnston. He approached adidas, Nike, Reebok & Puma with his invention who all shunned the boot to begin with before adidas finally offered him a deal after he interrupted a board meeting to pitch them with a video!
Dave Mirra BMX inspired shoes
The 'Kobe' released as his third signature model. Remembered as the original space boots, the 'Kobe' was renamed the 'Crazy 1' since being considered a retro sneaker.
Climacool – the ultimate breathable running shoe
Busenitz introduced to revamp their current skate line
Energy Boost™ released with TORSION® technology for mid-foot arch support.
Adidas infamous collaboration with Kanye West revealed and the Yeezy Boost 750 sold out within 10 minutes of its release.