Here's something every aspiring footwear designer will want to have for reference: The Adidas Archive, a 644-page tome cataloging "the history of the adidas shoe, from its earliest beginnings until today" as seen through over 350 shoes.
The adidas story is one of groundbreaking designs, epic moments, and conceiving the all-around sports shoe, worn by the likes of Lionel Messi, Run DMC, and Madonna.
A mecca for sneaker fans, this book presents adidas's history through 357 pairs of shoes, including one-of-a-kind originals, vintage models, never-before-seen prototypes, and designs from Stella McCartney, Yohji Yamamoto, Parley for the Oceans, and more.
Strangely, publisher Taschen doesn't have a linkable page to the book on their website, but you can find and pre-order it if you scroll down through this link. Alternatively you can pre-order it on Amazon. The book will be released on March 20th.