Adidas Archive Small - Book


More than a century ago, Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler created the first pair of sports shoes. Their legacy has endured in hundreds of iconic designs and collaborations, captured in this comprehensive tome. Spanning almost 200 models, it showcases the vast adidas Archive - purportedly the largest of any sports goods manufacturer in the world. Photographers Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger have documented these shoes in extraordinary detail, using the highest reproduction techniques to capture all the stains and scuffs, marks and memories. We see the shoes worn by West Germany during their 1954 World Cup win and those on Kathrine Switzer's feet when she ran the Boston Marathon in 1967; custom models for celebrated figures like Madonna and Lionel Messi; collaborations with the likes of Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, and Yohji Yamamoto; and the brand's revolutionary materials and construction methods. Each image and expert article reveals the story behind every pair, revealing the unique bond between



Hard Cover

6.5 x 1.5 x 8.75 inches

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