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:
here is an example of the "ROM" in classic "satellite blue."
This 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.
Many of the adidas track training shoe models (and the SL72) had a "tongue tag" as pictured.
Translation from German: "Trim you by sport with adidas." Anyone want to lose weight?
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