The adidas Archive: The Footwear Collection | Author: TASCHEN

More than 100 years ago the brothers Adolf (?Adi?) and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of ground-breaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs later, this book presents a visual review of the adidas shoe through almost 200 models. To further develop and tailor his products to athletes? specific needs, Dassler asked them to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, with all the shoes eventually ending up in his attic.

This collection now makes up the ?adidas archive?, one of the largest, if not the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world-which photographers Christian Habermeier and Sebastian J?ger have been visually documenting in extreme detail for years. Accompanied by expert texts, each picture tells us the why and the how, but also conveys the driving force behind adidas.

21.7 x 15.6cm
512 pages

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