July 2004 - adidas Sports Heritage introduces the new adidas Originals Fall / Winter 2004/2005 collection. In the upcoming season, adidas continues to revive models from the 20s and 80s, thereby emphasizing the uniqueness of the Originals collection. Each model has its own unique history, reflecting the main sporting events and achievements of the past. Most of adidas' designs were inspired by great athletes who were not afraid to take risks and fight for victory.
For decades, the adidas shamrock has been a constant companion for professional athletes and active people. Not a single major competition was complete without his participation. "Each shamrock has its own story." He circled the globe and left his indelible mark everywhere, from football fields and Olympic stadiums to streets.
The football theme of the Originals Fall / Winter 2004/2005 collection is dedicated to the 1974 FIFA World Cup held in Germany. One of the areas of the football collection - models dedicated to Gerd Müller, one of the best strikers of our time. He holds the record for the most goals scored in the World Championships: 14 goals in 10 matches in 1970 and 1974. Another area of the football collection is dedicated to the Zaire national team sponsored by adidas. Before the match against Yugoslavia, the players of the Zaire national team learned that after the match their efforts would not be rewarded. Frustrated by this fact, they lost with a crushing score of 9: 0. And before the final game with Brazil, they were threatened that if the score gap was more than 4 goals, they would not be allowed to return home. The team made a titanic effort and, having played a fair match, lost with a score of 3: 0. This was the last performance of the Zaire national team at the World Championships, as Zaire was returned to its original name - the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
But it wasn't just football feats that inspired adidas to create new and original models. The legendary conqueror of Everest Reinhold Messner is dedicated to the EVEREST line of the Originals collection. In 1978, Reinhold and Peter Abeler reached the summit of Everest for the first time. Unlike other climbers, Reinhold reached the summit without additional oxygen. Then, in the late 70s, duck down was considered the best material for protection from the cold in the highlands. It is also the best and most widely used thermal insulator today. adidas in the new collection creates a down jacket that is distinguished by its light weight and a silhouette characteristic of the time.
Throughout its history, adidas has supported Olympic sports, in particular athletics. The TITAN running shoe was developed in 1969. They were inspired by the tentacles of an octopus, and for better interaction of the sole with wet surfaces, it was equipped with suction-shaped spikes. The revived TITAN sneakers are fully consistent with their predecessors in color scheme, however, modern materials and technologies are used in the production.
Supporting various sports, adidas trefoil has not ignored those who want to look sporty and stylish in everyday life. The directions METRO DE LUX and FUSION GIRLS are created specifically for people who prefer an active lifestyle. Among the most successful models are women's boots resembling high-toed football boots. The lower part reproduces the Santos boots from the 50s, while the upper is made in accordance with the fashionable style of boots under the dress. The result is an elegant fusion of sporty style and the charm of luxurious boots. The collection also includes models that were inspired by the hip-hop movement of the early 80s.
One of the main elements of the collection is a replica of the sports bag designed by Adi Dassler in 1954 (ARCHIVE direction). It is a replica of the first adidas bag 50 years ago. This collectible will be produced in a limited edition.
By recreating models from the 20s and 80s, adidas tells the great sports stories of the past. Each model has its own legend, a special event in the world of sports. The new Originals collection is a connection between the past and the present, realized in an original and unexpected way.