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In 1920, at 20 years old, Avid soccer player Adolph (Adi) Dassler, child of a shoemaker, developed spiked shoes for Olympic style sports. After four years Adi and his sibling Rudolph (Rudi) established the German sports shoe organization Gebrüder Dassler OHG — later known as Adidas.
By 1925 the Dasslers were making leather shoes with nailed studs and track shoes with hand-made spikes.
Starting with the 1928 Olympics in Amsterdam, Adi’s exceptionally designed shoes started to increase overall notoriety. At the hour of his demise in 1959, Dassler held more than 700 licenses identified with sports shoes and other sports gear. He was drafted into the American Sporting Goods Industry Hall of Fame as one of the designers of the cutting edge outdoor supplies industry in the year 1978.
During the 1970s, Adidas was the top sports shoe brand sold in the U.S.A. Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier were both wearing Adidas enclosing shoes their “Battle of the Century” in 1971. Adidas which is known for men’s sportswear was named the official partner for the Munich Olympic Games of 1972.
In 2004 Adidas purchased Valley Apparel Company, a U.S. organization that held licenses for equipping more than 140 U.S. school athletic groups. In 2005 Adidas reported that it was buying the American shoemaker Reebok, which permitted it to contend all the more legitimately with Nike in the U.S.
Adidas is more into swimwear as well as rather than mens underwear collection for men. In swimwear category, they include styles such as male swim trunks, male swim shorts in various colors and prints. There men’s swim trunks can be worn for swimming competitions as well.