Here’s something every aspiring footwear designer will want to have for reference: The Adidas Archive, a 644-page tome cataloging “the history of the adidas shoe, from its earliest beginnings until today” as seen through over 350 shoes.
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The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and conceiving the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna.
A mecca for sneaker fans, this book presents adidas’s history through 357 pairs of shoes, 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.
Strangely, publisher Taschen doesn’t have a linkable page to the book on their website, but you can find and pre-order it if you scroll down through this link. Alternatively you can pre-order it on Amazon. The book will be released on March 20th.