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Stan Smith

The Stan Smith wasn’t always called the Stan Smith.

Most of us, wearing the famous summer Adidas Stan Smith sneaker doesn't have any clue who moustached-man on the tongue is.

It was Robert Haillet's, developed by Horst Dassler, the son of Adidas founder Adi Dassler, and Haillet.

Bot Stan Smith & Robert Haillet were successful tennis players.

Adidas has sold over 40 million pairs and counting of the Stan Smith sneaker

3 Stripes

The 3 stripes, the most recognizable aspect of an Adidas sneaker has a reason.

Imagine Adidas sneakers without the Three Stripes? In the beginning, Adidas added them for stability, not for style.

The Trefoil logo

The Trefoil logo is over 40 years old, and it also has a meaning.

In the '60s, Adidas started to expand its business and needed a logo. The logo represents Adidas' diversity. It debuted in 1972 at the Munich Olympics.

Today it plays the vital role of representing the Adidas Originals collection.

BMX scene

Adidas invested in the BMX scene way back in the '90s

Adidas gave signature sneakers to BMX riders Dave Mirra and Ryan Nyquist in the ’90s and early ’00s.

As of late, we've seen BMXers such as Nigel Sylvester get their own Nike SB collabs.

The Super Star

Not only an iconic part of hip-hop, the Super Star was also a first in basketball and...

The Superstar was actually the first low-cut basketball sneaker with an all-leather upper, which meant it started as a technically advanced hoops shoe.

Next to Hip-Hop, Basketball, The Superstar was a popular skate shoe in the ’90s as well.

Inspired By Car Tyres

Car tires actually inspired Adidas's Tubular technology.

The Tubular trainer was created as a basketball trainer in the 1980s. The trainers were ahead of their time.

The trainer of the 80s never became as popular as other Adidas sneakers, but Nic Galway, VP of designs, saw massive potential in them.

With the new technology now available, he worked to create the Tubular's we see today.

Nothing is better than a car tyre to give the shoe more traction and grip to use as inspiration.

The Adilette Sandal

Adidas invented the Adilette sandal to protect German soccer players from dirty showers.

Communal showers are gross, and they can also be unhealthy. While most of us wore Adidas slides to shower in college, this was actually the sandal's original purpose. Adidas didn't want German soccer players catching diseases in showers, so they outfitted them with these cosy slides.

Adidas Woman

Adidas made some T-shirts that were too risque for the 2014 World Cup.

Brazil is home to beautiful women, and Adidas saw this as a chance to sell a few T-shirts in the U.S. for the 2014 World Cup.

The T-shirts read, "Lookin' to score," and "I love Brazil," with the latter having the heart being an innuendo for a butt.

Brazil asked Adidas to pull these shirts, and the brand did.

We prefer the latest Woman sneaker collections

About Adidas Singapore

Workout clothes for any sport

Sport keeps us fit. Keeps you mindful. Brings us together. Through sport, we have the power to change lives.

Whether it is through stories of inspiring athletes. Helping you to get up and get moving. Sportswear featuring the latest technologies, to up your performance. Beat your PB.

Adidas offers a home to the runner, the basketball player, the soccer kid, the fitness enthusiast. The weekend hiker that loves to escape the city. The yoga teacher spreads the moves.

The 3-Stripes are seen in the music scene. On stage, at festivals. Our sports clothing keeps you focused before that whistle blows. During the race. And at the finish lines.

Adidas is here to support creators. Improve their game. Their lives. And change the world.

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