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      12.02.2011 03:07
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      My fave brand of trainers since I can remember

      I'm not a wearer of sports clothes, but one thing that I always have in my wardrobe, or more likely outside it, is a pair of trainers. Most times these will be by Adidas, my all time favourite brand.

      If we go back to the early 1980's that is when I had my first ever pair, and fall in love with the brand. I can't remember exactly how old I was but I reckon I was between the age of 5 and 8. They were a suede pair in a rich purple colour, sounds odd but I loved them. I even had a matching purple tracksuit! I think the trainers were the original Stan Smith style, but I can't be sure as it's so long ago.

      From then on I always wanted Adidas trainers, but at times money has dictated so I've either gone for whatever is in the sale or a generic none make. One tip I will recommend for trainers is that if you are a size 5 or 5 and a half take a look in the childrens section. I often get mine from this section and as it is tax free it is a big saving on the adult price.

      My current Adidas trainers are white with the three stripes in silver with a very thin line of pink. The back third of the trainers are embossed with the words Adidas. It was this that first attracted me to this particular pair as I had never seen a pair like this. In fact, I've never seen another pair like these.

      Due to my preferred style of dress, comfy, smart but laid back, I find that these trainers are very versatile and I wear them mainly with jeans but also track suit bottoms, cargo pants, shorts when I'm holidaying abroad and I also find that these are very good for dressing up or down and I wear them out shopping, watching football, walking the dog, riding my bike, midweek drink at my local pub and on holiday.

      Personally I think they are worth paying a tiny bit more for as I find they last me a long time and are very durable but I often wonder if this is something to do with me not really wearing them as a sports shoe but a fashion/everyday shoe, so I don't really put them through a tough test. But they are certainly doing something right, as I keep coming back to them time and time again.

      I would like them to be cheaper but as I said previous I don't mind having to search the sales for a cheaper pair. These are actually one of the few 'labels' that I own in my wardrobe!

      I decided to see if there were any weird and wacky facts about Adidas and this is what I found out online and what I think are the best ones, especially for pub quizzes!

      The founder of Adidas shoes was called Adi Dassler and the company was started in Germany, in his mother kitchen.

      His brother Rudolf was the founder of Puma.

      Adidas were the first sponsors of an African American, the great Jesse Owens.

      During WW2 the Adidas factory manufactured a anti-tank weapon.

      In the 1980's they sponsored rap group Run-D.M.C.

      Stella McCartney has designed a range of women's trainers.

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        08.10.2010 00:40
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        Excellent Brand of Trainer

        Due to my general ignorance of fashion, I only own a couple of pairs of trainers at any one time - however, when I make a purchase, I generally opt for the Adidas brand. This is due to a number of factors, although the most important are comfort, durability, and looks. I don't buy clothes / shoes for the label, but I do keep coming back to Adidas for the quality of the product.

        A very limited historical account of the brand
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        The Adidas company was founded in 1949, with its name constructed from elements of founder Adolf Dassler's own name. I was surprised to read that the Adidas group owns the Reebok brand, as I always assumed that the two companies were rivals.

        Why buy Adidas?
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        I have always found Adidas trainers to be very comfortable - probably because they don't skimp on the cushioning around the heel and the sides. They also offer decent value for money, even though they are frequently seen as a 'pricey brand'. Normally my Adidas trainers last for at least a couple of years, and for £30 - £40 that's by no means bad. Adidas are similarly very versatile, and I use the 'all-round' Adidas shoe for a variety of sports including running, tennis, and the occasional football kick-around. Adidas also make very respectable golf shoes, of which i've owned a number in my time.

        At the forefront of gimmickery
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        Adidas have been quick to innovate over the years, with my favourite 'gimmick' being the 'AdiColor' system. This clever technology allows you to change the colour of your trainer's 'trim' via interchangeable inserts - you can slide in new plastic stripes on the side of the shoe and customise the look. Shoes featuring AdiColor technology are generally a little more expensive than their non-adicolour brethren.

        My Favourite Adidas Trainers
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        ...are probably the 'Adidas Superstar' variant, which look wonderfully old-skool and feature a shell toe design. These trainers are very comfortable to wear and look pretty good with both jeans and shorts. The cost is generally in the region of £35 - £45 depending on the retailer.

        Final Word
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        As mentioned in my opening paragraph, I consistently return to the Adidas brand due to a wide range of factors, and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. The brand make an impressive range of footwear, enough to cater for most needs and tastes - recommended.

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          12.08.2010 12:08
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          Quality shoes

          I do not care for the brand of the shoes much. I rarely go to the shop with an intent to buy a specific shoe brand. But on that rare occasion Adidas is one of the brands I adore!
          I have had 4 pairs of Adidas shoes until now.

          1. Pair of Adidas shoes I ever had were for my gym class. I can't remember the model since we gave them away (they were still in great condition but my feet kinda grew). They were fabulous. I never had blisters, smelly feet or sore feet after gym (some of the classmates had).

          2. Adidas Superstar I, the shoe I fell in love with! I bought them back in high school. I have been saving quite some time before I finally bought my pair of white with black stripe shoes. I can almost say I wore them 24/7. They were used in every season - they even survived winter. These were really comfortable shoes, really easy to walk in. The fact that I wore them in winter (heavy snow) tells you that they are really durable. I was gaining mileage with them for the good five years (extensive, extensive use) and then it came the time for them to retire.

          3. Adidas Superstar II - after the retirement of Superstar I I decided I will buy the same shoe. I have never in my life before wanted to buy the same shoe twice. Well I did not succeed since Superstar I was not available but Superstar II was. No matter. It's basically the same model, just upgraded a bit (better tongue). They are in my service now and after they retire, they will be replaced with the same model (or Superstar III or something)

          4. Adidas Flip Flops - super comfortable and nice looking. They are really durable too what more would you want.

          I only have positive experience with Adidas shoes, they are all really light, super comfortable and durable. Everything one needs in a shoe. Would not mind if they were cheaper though but the price in all honesty is fair for what you are getting.

          I like the way they are designed, they are not too fancy nor too sporty - the ones I own(ed) that is. It's a great mixture, you can easily wear them with sports activities, as everyday shoe, I have seen some awesome business combinations with Superstar model - they look extremely cool with a suit! I combine them with everything and they look great with everything!

          Another thing you will like with this brand is their shoe sizes, they not only have your regular set of sizes they have thirds and quarters so they will fit your feet perfectly. I don't have the regular size so getting shoes to fit was always a problem but Adidas fits me just right!

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            22.01.2010 12:58
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            If you wanna look fresh, these are the shoes for you.

            For as long as I can remember I've always worn addidas.......right since the days of the Addidas Sambas that my dad used to wear.

            My personal favourite Addidas shoes are the ''Shell Toes''.This specific type of shoe goes way back to the 70's and for all you retro heads,these are the trainers featured in the Aerosmith and RunDMC video ''walk this way''.A lot of the original colours and styles are still available today.

            Addidas do some fantastic one off designs and limited additions. I think my personal favourites are the Kermit the Frog edition or the basketball team colours and designs they did!

            I'm a breakdancer ( or bboy for those of you in the know!) and I need a pair of shoes that are very hard wearing and comfortable and flexible enough to dance in, as well as looking ''fresh''

            They range in price quite dramatically any where from £10 right through to £120 depending on the demand for that specific style and their availability.
            Regardless of the price though, these shoes will last you ages! An example of this is my personal experience. With me dancing at least 5 times a week I wear these every where and they get a good old pounding, yet they still lasted me 3 years! If thats not value for money I don't know what is!

            They are a bit on the heavy side so I wouldn't say these are good shoes for running in but if you want to look fresh on the dance floor,cool on the streets with your mates or thrashing about on your BMX or skateboard, these are the treads for you!

            So in closing, these trainers are hard wearing, fresh and well worth the money wether you are a bboy making fresh shapes on the dance flo' or a graffitti artist ''getting up'' and expressing yo bad self, these are well worth a look......but you already know that.......right?

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            18.01.2010 21:19
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            Adidas Shoes:

            To be honest, I think I am a very loyal Adidas consumer! I have been buying these since I was around 7 years old (obviously my mum bought them for me). But, I invested in a new pair a couple of weeks ago and even though I have only managed to wear them once as I don't want to ruin them, I still love them!

            Adidas trainers are so very comfortable and I love the way they help your feet when you walk and they also cushion your sole! They are a very well known brand and in my opinion they are one of the most famous with competitors such as; Nike, Reebok and Puma.

            Trainers are a type of footwear that are never really going to go out of fashion so as long as we keep buying them, they will keep bring out newer versions and trainers that are cool and make you stand out. One of the things I have noticed with Adidas is that they do lots of different styles of trainers and they do cheaper trainers and more expensive trainers too.

            I actually own a pair of Adidas Superstars and a pair of Adidas Sleek Series. I have also owned three pairs of Adidas Stan Smith's which were my all time favourites. In relation to the fit, they are perfect, they fit correctly and when I walk I do not have a problem with them slipping off or anything like that. I spent £35.00 on my last pair as they were in the sale and you can seriously spot out the quality which is excellent. You can get these from many places.

            In some shops they are cheaper and in others they are more expensive it just depends where you go. There is actually an Adidas shop in Birmingham which is quite good! They are worth every single penny and they last for years- obviously depending on how much you wear them!

            These are brilliant quality shoes/trainers- great purchase!

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            02.05.2009 02:59
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            A good competitor in the trainer and shoe industry.

            Adidas shoes, well i must say they are nothing short of a very good trainer which can be very comfortable.

            I have owned countless numbers of adidas trainers over the year, and currently own 2 pairs of trainers and one pair of football boots.
            I feel the football boots are the best pair i have ever had for comfort and fit, and i have rather wide feet, and find some boots hard to get into but not the predator, and this is brilliant as i have searched for a while for a pair to fit me properly. Also they are holding up brilliantly against wear and tear and I bought the cheapest versions as well. Very impressed.

            The trainers I have are a leisure pair of Adidas Good years, which are brilliant and I find are very good space wise, as the look very narrow but actually offer a lot of room for your feet to fit inside. However, they do scuff easily and since they are white they begin to look rather dirty quickly.

            The squash shoes I own are also Adidas and I find the soles offer superb gym grip and are very supportive to my heels and soles of my feet which I find get very sore when not supported properly.

            Adidas shoes are very good and I are perhaps my first choice for football boots and gym shoes, however for leisure I do tend to buy Nike.

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            10.01.2009 13:21

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            Great shoes

            I have owned 2 pairs of Adidas trainers. Far from being a criticism, this is actually an endorsement. I don't often buy shoes and I very rarely go for brands and generally go for the cheapest comfortable shoes I can find. But Adidas is the one brand that I make an exception for for a number of reasons. The first thing I like about them is the way they look. I particularly like the styles which have a rounded toe, particularly the shell toe styles which are like basketball shoes. They tend to make my feet look small which I like as many of the round toe trainers I like are skate shoes which tend to look bulky and heavy. Adidas trainers are much more streamlined which look better and are better for sports. They also come in a very wide variety of colours and designs including a lot of darker shades which I like as they can pass for work shoes in a casual workplace and don't look to garish. Another thing I really like about them is the fit. They give really good support all around the foot and ankle and are really comfortable to wear all day as well as for sports and running. The best thing about them though is how well they endure. I had a pair for 8 years before they started to split at the seams! They can be quite expensive but I think that they are well worth it in terms of value for money. Also, you can often buy them from outlet stores at reduced prices.

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            20.11.2008 14:55
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            you should have one..

            When a talk of shoes initiates, generally people looks for its quality and comfort. Basically for sportswear where running, jogging is of main concern, it is of much importance to wear shoes with durability, good-fit and quality with good sole, cushion and grip.

            Adidas is one of the very good brands which gives all of the above qualities on which anyone can trust blindly, although they are a little expensive but these characters balance its high price.

            The name Adidas comes from the founder company person named Herr Adolf Dassler, having nickname adi..and the slogan is Impossible is nothing.

            Adidas , as I personally think is worth buying, i was also gifted a pair from my brother last year and its too good still..The price starts from around 50 $ to 200 $ and more depending upon the quality we take..

            Some of them are:

            Samba Classic - 50-60$
            Rod laver- 48-65$
            Super Nova Cushion- 50$
            Gazella casual soccer - 60- 65$
            Adistar Control 5 - 130 $
            Megabounce + 2008 - 120 $
            Boston Running - 65 $

            There are many more which could be taken according to our need and budget.

            One great thing I got to learn is that for proffesional runners, adidas first provided shoes with microprocessers.. the use of which is given a battery in the shoes, these microprocessors can do very fast calculations which could adjust the cushion temperature and fit according to the atmosphere giving a great comfort to the runner..

            Over all, persons looking for some good sneakers could buy them,,,they would not complain..thanks for going through.

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            04.08.2008 06:06
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            You will get a good pair of shoes or trainers for your money

            I love adidas trainers, their classic yetr stylish at the same time.I have always tended to stick with adidas trainers as they feel a lot more comfortable to wear than say nikes (a lot of there models and style are much more narrower)

            My favourite pair of adidas trainers are my superstar pink and white trainers, these are not the most expensive pair to buy,and maybe i should get a new pair as these are starting to look a bit worse for wear,but I just love them,they are comfy and can be dressed up or dressed down.

            I also have a pair of adidas runnnig trainers which I got in a sale at a well known sports store in January. I have found these trainers to be long lasting and good value for money. I dont think you could go wrong with a pair of either adidas shoes or trainers,and even though the deigns and styles arent say as wacky or funky as nikes (for example) I feel they are a lot better and more wearable than nikes.

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          How many pairs of Adidas shoes have you owned? What do you think of the fit, price, and endurance? Are they worth the money?