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adidas AG acquires the Salomon Group with the brands Salomon, TaylorMade, Mavic and Bonfire in December 1997.
The new adidas Group is focusing even more on its core strength in the athletic footwear and apparel market as well as the growing golf category.
The closing of the Reebok transaction on January 31, 2006 marks a new chapter in the history of the adidas Group.
www.adidas-group.com /en/overview/history/default.asp   (387 words)

 Adidas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Adidas AG is a German sports apparel manufacturer, part of the Adidas Group.
In 1997, Adidas AG acquired the Salomon Group, and its corporate name was changed to Adidas-Salomon AG.
Adidas responded by labeling the criticisms as a misinterpretation, and declined to pull the line of shoes.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Adidas   (1464 words)

adidas' move was well timed because the US had not yet been exposed to the high quality athletic shoes that adidas produced.
As a result by the mid-1970's, adidas had established a firm reputation in the US for being a producer of first-rate athletic shoes.
By the late 1970's adidas operated 24 factories in 17 countries and was selling shoes in more than 150 nations.
www.soc.duke.edu /~s142tm17/adidas.htm   (309 words)

 history ||| sadida.com
Adidas began small, producing soccer and running shoes, which ironically enough are still the main products that adidas is known for.
Adidas, always on the cutting edge, launched their own website in 1996.
Adidas still releases products under the equipment line but they aren't as high quality (and cost) as they used to be.
www.sadida.com /Adidas/a_history.htm   (530 words)

 Adidas St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles
For several decades, Adidas shoes were worn by professional and Olympic athletes, and the company's distinctive three-stripe logo quietly sunk into the public consciousness through years of television cameras trained on Adidas-wearing athletes.
At Olympic and soccer events, however, Adidas had the advantage, especially when television cameras began broadcasting such games to a much wider audience: Adi Dassler had devised a distinctive three-stripe logo back in 1941 (and registered it as a trademark for Adidas after the split) that was easily recognizable from afar.
Adidas also made hip togs for tennis, a sport then enjoying a wave of popularity, and by 1976 the Adidas trefoil-logo T-shirt had become a status-symbol item and one of the first brand-name "must-haves" for teenagers.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_g1epc/is_tov/ai_2419100006   (990 words)

 Adidas - Solepedia.com - Online Sneaker Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
He asked the Crédit Lyonnais bank to sell adidas, and the bank subsequently converted the outstanding debt owed into equity of the enterprise, which was unusual for then-current French banking practice.
While adidas gives her custom-made extravagant clothes and shoes the artist thoroughly promotes adidas by wearing these items and having dancers etc. wear them in her music videos.
In 2003, adidas filed a lawsuit in British court challenging Fitness World Trading's use of a two-stripe motif similar to adidas' three stripes.
www.solepedia.com /Adidas   (694 words)

 Adidas - Kotaku   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Adidas Japan has partnered with Sega for special UFO catchers that will be rolled out this Sunday.
Adidas has already teamed up with Microsoft Japan as well, offering specially branded goods.
Adidas and Xbox announced a deal today at X05 that will form a series of partnerships between the chic sneaker dealer and the console company.
www.kotaku.com /gaming/adidas   (469 words)

 adidas - Legal
All trademarks, service marks and trade names of adidas used herein (including but not limited to: the word mark "adidas", "the adidas logo", "the trefoil device", "the Globe", "the 3-Stripes device") are trademarks or registered trademarks of adidas or its affiliates, unless stated otherwise.
In the event you do sent adidas any Materials, despite the request not to do so, adidas shall be entitled to use, copy and/or commercially exploit such Materials to the fullest extent and free of charge and adidas shall not be bound by any confidentiality obligation in respect of such Materials.
adidas is committed to protect the privacy of children and has no intention of collecting personal data from children under the age of 13.
www.adidas.com /us/shared/legal.asp?strCountry=us&strBrand=performance   (2933 words)

 adidas Shoes - Free Shipping, Lowest Prices at Shoes.com
Named for its founder, Adi Dassler, Adidas athletic footwear has a heritage dating back to the 1920's of making the world's most influential shoes for athletes.
Always innovative, dedicated to the ideal that shoes should always work with the foot, Adidas’ philosophy is to help the athlete achieve the highest performance level.
From the simplest sandals to the most complex technical running shoes, Adidas are always the right choice for comfort, fit, style, and performance.
www.shoes.com /shop.asp?shopid=adida   (121 words)

 FIFA.com The Official web site of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association
adidas is the number 1 football brand in the world and has been inspired by football since the 1920's.
Through this dedication to the sport and its close relationships with athletes and teams, it was possible for adidas to become an integral part(ner) of the history, the present and the future of football.
Hence, adidas is involved at all levels of the game, from the top players, to the key federations, to the functional equipment of all FIFA referees all the way to the outfits of the volunteers.
www.fifa.com /en/marketing/partners/index/0,1355,10,00.html   (575 words)

Check the Adidas FAQ or the Adidas CEO letter to shareholders (just facts on products and financials); you will see it is completely different than Nike's site, which defends every factory scandal every day.
``Adidas knowingly used forced labor at the expense of the health and freedom of these Chinese citizens,'' said Joel Segal, an attorney with the Free China Movement which announced the lawsuit on Thursday (Vol 1 No. 2 July).
Adidas was catcalled by a large crowd during the final show.
cbae.nmsu.edu /~dboje/AA/academics_adidas.htm   (1882 words)

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Through this dedication to the sport and its close relationships with athletes and teams, it was possible for adidas to become an integral part of soccer history.
adidas introduces a new configuration for soccer balls, consisting of 32 hand-stitched panels (12 pentagons and 20 hexagons) creating a perfectly round ball.
The design of the adidas Azteca was the first to be inspired by the culture of the World Cup host country, with Aztec murals within the Tango triads.
www.prnewswire.com /mnr/adidas/11260/docs/WWC_adidas_and_soccer.doc   (1579 words)

 BBC NEWS | Business | Adidas in Germany boot deal row
Adidas is the official kit provider to Germany's national team and it insists players should also wear its footwear as well as its strips.
Adidas, which has a deal with the German national team until 2010, said it would be having talks with its partners soon.
He said it was "naive in the extreme" for the football association and Adidas to sign an exclusivity deal.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/business/5259118.stm   (409 words)

 Adidas - Clean Clothes Campaign
Whilst we welcome the actions that some of the brands have been taking to attempt to resolve the case, this action is clearly insufficient, and therefore, we are calling on the brands - once again - to ensure that the workers demands are met.
The CCC calls upon adidas to contact their supplier now and demand immediate reinstatement of the 33 unionists.
Adidas responded to the TLC report – read below for the adidas response plus comments from the TLC and CCC.
www.cleanclothes.org /companies/adidas.htm   (439 words)

 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Business (Adidas)
Though a generation grew up almost entirely ignorant of this brand, in the 1970s only the terribly outré were shod in anything else — the lack of those three litttle stripes on one's shoes was considered nothing short of an admission of social ineptitude.
Most popular was the grinningly-shared tidbit that the appellation stood for "All Day I Dream About Sex." Whispers had it the shoes' designers had deliberately chosen the funny-sounding name 'Adidas' to convey this teen-centric message in a way that would sail right over unsuspecting parents' heads.
Adidas isn't the only product to be so acronymized in product lore.
www.snopes.com /business/names/adidas.asp   (345 words)

 CorpWatch : EU: Anti-Sweatshop Campaign Targets Adidas
However, Adidas Director for Social and Environmental Affairs, David Husselbee, says; "The FIFA-code of conduct does not form part of the agreement we signed with the Euro 2000 committee.
The Dutch CCC has also opened an account to which Dutch people are asked to transfer the symbolic amount of one Euro as an incentive for the big companies to start ensure that the workers of their subcontractors receive better wages.
Adidas reacted by promising to change it's own code of conduct to include the need of a 'liveable wage' -- a step up from the local minimum wage the company has required subcontractors to pay.
www.corpwatch.org /article.php?id=1311   (1119 words)

 Adidas :: Online Catalog (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab1.netlab.uky.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Adidas use, the chapter development team focused on interventions to decrease exposure to ETS, reduce tobacco-use initiation, and increase tobacco-use cessation.
The chapter consultation team members*** generated a comprehensive list of strategies and created a priority list of interventions for review based on their perception of the importance and the extent Adidas which the interventions were practiced in the United States.
Adidas these cases, the studies were reviewed for each applicable intervention.
cat56.info.cob-web.org:8888 /adidas.html   (257 words)

 Adidas Shoes & Sandals - FREE SHIPPING | HUGE SELECTION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Adidas has taken the same kind of technology seen in thousands of SUV commercials and strapped it to your feet.
Introducing the Adidas GCS, a system that gradually adapts to the landing surface to slow the foot's rate of pronation for better control.
The ground control system is an active system that reduces your foot's pronation speed and rotation with two sliding plates that adapt to the landing surface, giving you maximum motion control and a minimum of potentially harmful knee stress.
www.altrec.com /outdoors/adidas   (566 words)

 Cool Hunting: adidas Zissou
When JP at h-list couldn't find a pair of the Zissou edition adidas worn in The Life Aquatic, it was time to make a pair.
So, if you are submitting any request, please be aware that that is only to show demand and that it does not mean you will get a pair of shoes, or that it will be released at all.
Often at least partially handmade, the traditional fabrics bring an old world feel to classic adidas looks, like this China bomber jacket and Japan sneaker (which is pair number one of 200).
www.coolhunting.com /archives/2005/01/adidas_zissou.php   (1060 words)

 Adidas Dynamic Cologne by Adidas at Perfume Emporium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
But Adidas got it all wrong with this eau de toilette.
That said, this is still a cheap-smelling cologne, and I would prefer Adidas Moves to it.
B.O. Maybe it was just the guy wearing it but it totally reminded me of B.O. Gross...Plus it is very,very cheap and short lasting you can buy the deoderant for like $1 or $2 at Wal-Mart.
www.perfumeemporium.com /mens/details.cfm?id=5265   (257 words)

 Cool Hunting: adidas
Therefore, I have to assume that it will soon be available to the public as part of their skateboarding line.
Celebrating unique cultures of the world, adidas' Fall/Winter 2006 collection features a line of sneakers and clothing made out of fabrics sourced from Japan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, Turkey and Mexico.
Easily the biggest grudge match in Germany this month will not be between two of the countries competing, but between homegrown Adidas and, of course, American arch-rivals Nike.
www.coolhunting.com /archives/adidas   (1338 words)

 Soccer Cleats Adidas - Find, Compare, and Buy at Shopping.com
Upper is a soft synthetic with assymetrical loop lacing to relieve lacing pressure on the foot,...
Adidas +F10.6 In J Black - Get your Adidas +F10.6 In J Black and other great soccer gear and aparel...
This adidas& +F10.6 TRX FG J soccer cleat for kids is designed for quick, agile players looking for...
www.shopping.com /xGS-Soccer_Cleats_Adidas   (885 words)

 Athletic Timeline larry's adidas page
Peter Snell's victories in the 800 and 1500 meters net him two Gold Medals in adidas shoes.
- adidas are worn by 85% of the gold medallists at the first World Athletics Championships in Helsinki.
The adidas "Accelerator" sprint shoe is worn by Florence Griffith-Joyner as she sets a New World record in the 100-meter.
adidas.freehomepage.com /athletic_timeline.html   (1029 words)

 adidas Shoes - Free Shipping & Return Shipping   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
adidas shoes is the premiere brand for athletic footwear.
Since 1949, adidas shoes have offered functional, innovative and authentic sports-lifestyle footwear.
Notify me when new adidas Shoes styles are added.
www.shoebuy.com /adidas-shoes.htm   (65 words)

 Adidas Salomon, Adidas Fifa 2006 Updates, Adidas Stores News, adidas.com - Fibre2fashion   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
India : Adidas unveils biggest SPC in Tamil Nadu- August 23, 2006
Germany : Adidas plans to steer shoe market in China by 2008- August 5, 2006
Germany : adidas share split to become effective on June 6- June 3, 2006
www.fibre2fashion.com /news/company-news/adidas-salomon   (270 words)

 Football players can now wear Adidas - Portland Business Journal:
Adidas is joining Nike on the football field.
Adidas can now supply NFL players with branded footwear for use during games, and also use NFL and club logos to promote its footwear products.
Adidas joins another company within the Adidas-Group, Reebok, in addition to Nike and Under Armour as authorized footwear suppliers of the NFL.
portland.bizjournals.com /portland/stories/2006/09/11/daily21.html   (430 words)

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