Memories - adidas Track Training Shoes


Shown below: adidas advertisement from 1976

adidas: #1 shoe (ad from 1976)One of my former co-workers, Bill, started talking about his old adidas track training shoes. Not being fleet of foot, but having friends on the track team, I remember several of these models, all which were similar to that shown in the advertisement.

The models I remember were all white leather, varying mainly in the stripe color:

adidas ROM leather track training shoe: white with satellite blue stripes and trimPictured here is an example of the "ROM" in classic "satellite blue."

adidas ROM leather track training shoe: white with red stripes and trimThis is the "ROM," but in white with red stripes.

The adidas Dragon that I got during my college years was very much like these shoes, except it was nylon and suede instead of all leather. For those who didn't want to make the investment in genuine leather track trainers, Converse had a canvas track training flat with the "Chuck Taylor" name and signature.

The adidas tongue tagMany of the adidas track training shoe models (and the SL72) had a "tongue tag" as pictured.

adidas box text from the 1970s: "Trim you by sport with adidas" (English translation)Translation from German: "Trim you by sport with adidas." Anyone want to lose weight?


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