The Adidas Archive: The Footwear Collection
The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna. This book presents adidas’s history, starting from the first pair of sports shoes made by Adolf (“Adi”) and Rudolf Dassler 100 years ago and going through more than 350 pairs of shoes from the “adidas Archive”— including one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen prototypes, and designs from Stella McCartney, Yohji Yamamoto, Parley for the Oceans, and more. The archive—one of the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world—came from Dassler asking athletes to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, all of them eventually ending up in his attic—and, to this day, many athletes still return their shoes as a thank you after winning a title or breaking a world record. Accompanied by a foreword by designer Jacques Chassaing and expert texts. Concept and photography by Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger.
- 15.2” H x 13.0" W
- 644 pages