Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer, adidas, is a sporting icon with a heritage to match. Formally founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler, the brand had humble roots, with brothers Adolf and Rudolph starting a shoe factory out of their mother’s laundry in 1924. Following WWII, a rift between the brothers split their brand and adidas, based on Adolf’s nickname ‘Adi’, was born. From footwear to apparel, adidas continues to develop technology that puts its sportswear at the forefront of the industry. Kitting out global sports stars from the realms of tennis, football and golf, fans of the brand can invest in running shoes, performance T-shirts, windbreakers and more from a selection at harrods.com.