The Appeal of Vintage Adidas Clothes
The Dassler Brothers Sports Shoe Factory, established in 1920 by brothers Rudolf and Adi employed a workforce of 25 and assembled 100 pairs of shoes a day. In 1948, the brothers split their forces and each one began his own successful venture. Rudolf founded Puma, and Adi founded Adidas. The design of three parallel stripes for which Adidas is so famous began as a means of stabilizing the shoe at the middle of the foot. Over time, these stripes came to be associated with the Adidas shoe and became the trademark for the business and its products.
Adidas has expanded its production to much more than athletic shoes. The three stripes can now be found on bags, clothing, and even eyeglasses and watches. Because many of these products were produced in limited editions, their appeal has never waned. Today, vintage Adidas clothes are a coveted item for a large portion of the shopping public.
My Love of Adidas Vintage Items
Adidas has always maintained high standards in their designs, incorporating performance with style. The famous three stripe logo holds a timeless appeal that can stand up to any current fashion trends, recognized around the world and respected by all.
Adidas clothing and accessory designs hold a traditional look that never fades from popularity. Old, or new, those stripes place any item they adorn into a class all by themselves, untouched by passing fads and fashions. As the popularity of vintage has recently grown stronger with the public, the sources for vintage Adidas clothing have become more numerous. Consequently, the quest for vintage Adidas has become easier.
I have been sporting the Adidas stripes on much of my clothing for more than twenty years. I will probably be wearing them for twenty more. As the products are of a high quality, they have served me well, lasting over the decades. I guess it could be said that I have my own personal supply of vintage Adidas.
I do, however, still enjoy the thrill of the retail ‘”hunt” for vintage Adidas clothes. Of course, I benefit when Adidas produces a retro product that copies something from the past, but the true and genuine vintage items, with that gently used appeal, that I find in thrift stores and flea markets still calls to me. As an added bonus, they still have the famous Adidas look, but are significantly less expensive than the new products.
A new and growing phenomenon on the internet is something called upcycled clothing. The companies that deal in upcycled clothing usually have a wide assortment of older vintage clothing to sell, including Adidas. Personally, I prefer those items that actually were produced years before, over the newer reproductions. Not only do I feel I am actually wearing a piece of history, I also get to keep a little more green in my pocket.