In 1924, Bavarian-born Adolf “Adi” Dassler famously created a high-performance athletic shoe for the world’s top athletes. Olympians raced to gold medals and record times wearing the revolutionary adidas sneaker, including American Jesse Owens in 1936. Always at the forefront of footwear innovation and technology, the company is now also celebrated for its funky yet functional street-friendly designs.
Initially launched in 1991, this GEL-Respector® model has an all-over suede upper in rich coloring with a molded EVA midsole for extra mid foot support. Same rich coloring in the layered heel design and TPU heel protector round out the premium look.