The Adidas group have been a leading name in athletic wear for over 80 years, from recreational athletes through to Olympians. Started by Adi Dassler, Adidas clothing is worn by leading athletes, footballers and other sports men and women.
These days Adidas produces a range of goods under different brand names, running more than 150 subsidiaries from the group's headquarters in Germany.
What they offer :
Adidas now offers several different brands with specific focuses, as follows:
- Adidas :
Footwear, apparel, accessories
- Reebok :
Footwear, apparel and accessories
- TaylorMade :
Metal woods, irons, putters, golf balls, footwear, apparel and accessories
You can find Adidas products for golf, soccer, running, athletics, and numerous other sports.
Does the sports gear perform?
Adidas operate in a highly competitive market. Sporting goods have become high profile and high ticket, with each company touting their products as the best, most innovative, most stylish, and so on.
So are their products any good? Certainly they have a heavy investment in Research and Development, with design studios and development departments working on new products not only at their headquarters in Germany, but also at several different locations in the USA.
However, for most people, much of the decision when choosing between top brands in the sports footwear and apparel business comes down to style and preference.
The products are good quality, stylish, and endorsed by top athletes in various sports - the question is whether you prefer them to other leading brands.