The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer) The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection - Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer)

The adidas Archive The Footwear Collection

Christian Habermeier (Photographer), Sebastian Jager (Photographer)


ISBN: 9783836571951
Format: Hardcover
Publication Date: 2020
Number Of Pages: 644 Pages
Description: 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 more than 350 pairs of shoes from the “adidas Archive”, 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.

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100 years ago the brothers Adolf ("Adi") and Rudolf Dassler made their first pair of sports shoes. Hundreds of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and star-studded collabs later, this book presents the first visual review of the adidas shoe through more than 350 models including never-before-seen prototypes and one-of-a-kind originals. To further develop and tailor his products to athletes’ specific needs, Dassler asked them to return their worn footwear when no longer needed, with all the shoes eventually ending up in his attic (to this day, many athletes return their shoes to adidas, often as a thank you after winning a title or breaking a world record). This collection now makes up the "adidas archive", one of the largest, if not the largest archive of any sports goods manufacturer in the world—which photographers Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger have been visually documenting in extreme detail for years. Shot using the highest reproduction techniques, these images reveal the fine details as much as the stains, the tears, the repair tape, the grass smudges, the faded autographs. It’s all here, unmanipulated and captured in extremely high resolution—and with it comes to light the personal stories of each individual wearer. We encounter the shoes worn by West Germany’s football team during its “miraculous” 1954 World Cup win and those worn by Kathrine Switzer when she ran the Boston Marathon in 1967, before women were officially allowed to compete; custom models for stars from Madonna to Lionel Messi; collabs with the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams, Raf Simons, Stella McCartney, Parley for the Oceans or Yohji Yamamoto; as well as the brand’s trailblazing techniques and materials, like its pioneering use of plastic waste that is intercepted from beaches and coastal communities.

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