Part 1: The Early Years of Adidas Jerseys

Part 1: The Early Years of Adidas Jerseys

Adidas is one of the most recognisable sports apparel and equipment brands, and their jerseys have become synonymous with excellence in design and performance. Let's look at the early years of Adidas jerseys and how they became the iconic sportswear we know today.

Adi Dassler, the founder of Adidas, was an avid sports enthusiast and athlete himself. He began making shoes in his mother's laundry room in 1924, and eventually founded Adidas in 1949. The brand quickly became a favourite among athletes, thanks to its innovative designs and focus on performance.

Evolution of Adidas soccer jerseys in the 1960s

Adidas began producing soccer jerseys in the 1960s, starting with the German national team. These early jerseys were simple in design, with the iconic three stripes on the shoulders and a bold logo in the centre of the chest. Over time, Adidas began experimenting with new fabrics and designs, creating functional and stylish jerseys.

Introduction of the "trefoil" logo

In the 1970s, Adidas introduced the iconic "trefoil" logo, which became synonymous with the brand. They also began to use more colours in their designs, creating eye-catching and functional jerseys. The 1974 World Cup in Germany saw Adidas jerseys worn by many of the top teams, cementing the brand's place in the world of sports.

Advancements in design and expansion

In the 1980s and 1990s, Adidas continued to push the boundaries of jersey design, creating jerseys with bold graphics and new materials. They also began to expand into other sports, including basketball and tennis. By the turn of the century, Adidas had become one of the most recognizable brands in sports apparel, with jerseys worn by athletes all over the world.

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