It feels like far too long since we’ve feature a new publication here on Proper, so what better time to kick things back off with a really beauty of a book from Taschen. The adidas Archive gives an authoritative history of our favourite German footwear brand from it’s earliest inception right up to modern day. Documenting more than 350 pairs from the adi archive in Herzo the book treats us to one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen prototypes alongside pairs owned by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC and Madonna. Essential reading for devotees to the drei streifen as well as fans of popular culture, design innovation and phenomenal footwear.
Buy a copy of The adidas Archive. The Footwear Collection from Taschen here.