Definitions

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  • proper n. The German sports apparel manufacturer adidas AG, formally founded in 1949.
  • n. A clothing product of this brand, especially a pair of shoes.

Etymologies

From the name of its founder, Adolf “Adi” Dassler (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The makers, Adidas is Navy blue and appears just below the navy blue collar.

    Archive 2009-10-01

  • The Adidas is yellow in colour with the other features remaining the same as the home shirt.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Christopher who had a hoodie on in the pic left under a suit had finally got down with the RSS Crew thanks to Paid Content: "Adidas is launching a branded desktop RSS reader, enabling football fans to receive news feeds from Radio 1, Yahoo and Sky through a desktop David Beckham."

    Archive 2006-03-01

  • Adidas is launching a "smart shoe" next December that modifies its support and responsiveness properties in real-time based on performance.

    Boing Boing: May 2, 2004 - May 8, 2004 Archives

  • Had a really good day at work, the morning was really busy, every question I got asked I knew the answer to, plus I had one customer tell me how helpful I'd been and how pleased she was to have found a proper sports shop instead of the JJB types that are full of idiots in Adidas tracksuits.

    Lucy loves Mondays too

  • Adidas is sponsoring 10 national teams, including world champion France.

    USATODAY.com - Marketers freely capitalize on soccer fever

  • We called Adidas and told them they owed us money.

    Fargo Rock City

  • Ferrero advances in Adidas International: Second-seeded Juan Carlos Ferrero of Spain beat Australia's Raymond Crabb 5-7, 7-5, 6-3 on Monday in the first round of the Adidas International in Sydney, Australia.

    USATODAY.com - Notes: Navratilova says Melbourne too hot for safety in January

  • Associated Press Stan Smith, who won Wimbledon in 1972, lent his name to Adidas tennis sneakers, long before the advent of Air Jordans.

    Great Moments in Tennis Fashion History

  • The deal means Adidas, which is already the league's official uniform supplier, now has full world-wide rights for NBA apparel.

    NBA, Adidas Shoot for Europe

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