A book chronicling some of the most iconic Nike footwear is not for non-fan. Certainly not the fans of its rival Germany sporting good brand, adidas, anyways. Thankfully, adidas fans will soon be able to embrace the three-stripe footwear culture with The adidas Archive. The Footwear Collection by Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger (TASCHEN, ISBN 978-3-8365-7195-1).
This 644-page, hefty 12.38-lb (5.62 kilograms!) hardcover literature, described as a “mecca for sneaker fans,” offers sneaker heads an insight into the highly recognizable sporting brand’s history as told by over 350 pairs of shoes – including one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen-prototypes and more – pulled straight from the “adidas Archive.”
I wouldn’t say it is a mecca for sneaker heads. However, it is without a doubt the definitive literature for any fan of adidas.
The adidas Archive. The Footwear Collection by Christian Habermeier and Sebastian Jäger is slated to arrive next month (April) for $150.
All images courtesy of TASCHEN.