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Adi Dassler formed adidas in Germany and sponsored the first ever Black athlete in the 1936 Summer Olympics when Jesse Owens shattered Hitler’s theories about the Aryan’s athletic superiority. Adidas has been a world leader in athletic gear and sportswear and since 1948 the brand has been involved in sports as diverse as track & field, gymnastics, boxing, soccer, tennis, basketball, football, golf, rugby, cricket, lacrosse, skateboarding, NASCAR and even parkour.

Some of the kicks listed here are still being produced and a few others need to be re-issued so hypebeasts can line up for ‘em like it’s 1989. I’m from Boston, home of New Balance, Reebok, Saucony & Keds but adidas has been king of the sneaker world there since 1979, so I’m uniquely qualified to make this list. See if your favorites made it…The Top 10 Adidas Sneakers Ever*

*(According to Dart Adams [Editor’s Note: Whose opinion you should respect, period.)

 

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