What’s the Story Behind Adidas Originals Trainers?

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For decades now, Adidas shoes have been instantly identifiable by their trademark triple stripes. You may even have a pair yourself. However, have you ever wondered where and how Adidas got its start? What was it that first inspired the creation of Adidas Originals trainers, and what sports were they first developed for?

From the first Adidas Original trainers to the vast assortment of sneakers and other shoes offered today, the story of Adidas and its iconic trainers is long, surprising and a lot more German than you might think. From Falcon to Performance, this is the story of Adidas’ Original trainers.

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