A lot of famous athletes wear shoes of most popular brands in the world and their logos truly adorn their shoes. The brands provide the footwear to an athlete to use for competitions. The athlete provides his endorsement to the brand in return and millions of fans across the world follow him and buy sports shoes of the marketed brand. There are many fans buy the shoes that their sports idol wears with a hope that they could replicate their moves, run a bit faster, jump a bit higher and control moves a bit better by gearing up with the same brand. Here is the most popular and leading sports shoes brand in the country.
Established in the year 1948 in Germany by Adolf Dassler, Adidas traced its roots to the year 1924 when Adolf and Rudolf founded Gebruder Dassler Schuhfabrik. In 1949, the two brands merged and Puma established by Rudolf. The three parallel bars is the basic design of Adidas and it is often seen in company logo. Some of the endorsers of the brand are legendary basketball players Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Pete Maravich, James Worthy, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor and John Havlicek. On its roster, some of the existing athletes are Kaka, Lionel Messi, David Beckham, Lucas Moura, Dwight Howard and Derrick Rose.
Established as Blue Ribbon Sports in 1964, Nike is an American brand which is considered the Greek goddess of victory. In 1978, Blue Ribbon Sports changed to Nike. Some of the most recognizable signs of this brand are swoosh logo and “Just Do It” slogan. It is known to be the leading provider of athletic apparel and sports shoes. A tennis Romanian star, IIie Nastase first endorsed this brand in 1970s.
Founded as J.W. Foster & Sons in England in 1895, Reebok arrived into the market by the founder to create spiked running shoe. The company renamed as Reebok by his grandsons in 1958 as Reebok.
After the disagreement between Rudolf and Adolf Dassler, Adidas was formed in the year 1948 and Rudolf matched with Ruda and it has later been changed to Puma. Thereafter, the brothers started growing aside. They both became the Nazi party members later and both brands became rivals and their towns were divided.
Established as New Balance Arch Support Company, New Balance mostly avoids going on costly ad campaigns. But its shoes are usually more expensive as compared to its rivals as it has manufacturing plants in the UK and the US. The shoes are well known for model numbers as the brands avoid giving it names which would distract from the accent on its name.
Established as the Converse Rubber Shoe Company in 1908 by Marquis Mills Converse, Converse started producing its tennis shoes in 1915. The company set the milestone in the year 1917 when Charles H. Taylor, a basketball player, walked to its office due to sore feet.
Established in Italy in 1911, Fila feature the logo which has the name mentioned in snakelike letters. It is supposed to be endorsed by Bjorn Borg and Boris Becker.
K-Swiss is the Los Angeles based brand founded by Art & Ernie Brunner brothers in Switzerland in 1966. It was the first brand which manufactures leather tennis shoes.
The Chinese brand was established in the year 1990 which creates NBA ripples after signing Shaquille O’Neal to 2006 contract.
Established as Panmure Co. Ltd in Japan in 1949, Asics is a brand endorsed by Aston Villa, Newcastle, Leeds and Sunderland football teams.