The History of Adidas and Nike


Adidas is a very well known shoe brand. Adidas founded in Germany in the 1920's by two brothers Adi and Rudolf Dassler. The company was first called Dassler, one of the brothers eventually went his own way so the company became Adidas.

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Adidas is a very well known shoe brand. Adidas was founded in Germany in the 1920's by two brothers, Adi and Rudolf Dassler. The company was first called Dassler, then one of the brothers eventually went his own way and so the company becamse Adidas. In the 1980's Olympic athletes were seen wearing Adidas shoes, that's when they became very popular.

If you know anything about Adidas you will know that their logo has three stripes in it. The three stripes were actually meant to keep the foot in place, but it soon became the logo that everybody knew. Adidas has very famous followers, and what once started out as an athletic brand has become more popular in urban regions. Hip Hop star Run DMC wore Adidas all the time and eventually hopped on the bandwagon and created his own Adidas shoe. The star still creates his own line from the brand.

Nike is another very well known brand. Nike founded in 1962 under the name Blue Ribbon Sports. The name didn't change to Nike until 1978. The Nike symbol is a swoosh (or a check mark) which Nike had come out with in 1972.

Nike also has popular people wearing their shoes. In the early nineties Nike picked up Tiger Woods and Michael Jordan as sponsors. Jordan quickly came out with his own line, which is still popular to this day. Nike has all sorts of shoes, ranging from athletic to flip flops.

Adidas and Nike have come out with lines of clothes as well as bags and other products. They are the two most popular athletic shoes and have a similar history of picking up endorsements and trying to give out their shoes to free to athletes who are very popular. Adidas and Nike are well known and high quality.