Memories - adidas Track Training Shoes

Shown below: adidas advertisement from 1976

adidas: #1 shoe (ad from 1976)One of my 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 only in the stripe color:


adidas ROM leather track training shoe (white/satellite blue)Pictured here is an example of the "ROM" in classic "satellite blue."

adidas ROM leather track training shoe (white/red)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.


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

adidas box logo from the 1970sTranslation from German: "Trim you by sport with adidas." Anyone want to lose weight?


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