Adidas is a world-renowned sportswear company well-known for its sportswear and sneakers.

It is the world’s second-biggest sports brand only after Nike.

Adidas and Puma brands are the biggest competitors in the sports industry but you will be surprised to know that the founders of these well-known companies are actually brothers.Adolf Dassler was the founder of Adidas.

Whereas Puma was founded by Rudolf Dassler, the elder brother of Adolf Dassler.

In order to completely know the success story of Adidas, you should also know the story of Adolf Dassler.

The story of Adolf Dassler is very inspiring, even though he was a poor cobbler, he worked hard to build Adidas into a billion-dollar sportswear manufacturer.

Adolf “Adi” Dassler was born on 3 November 1900 in Herzogenaurach, German Empire into a poor family.

His father, Christoph Dassler was a shoemaker whereas his mother, Algirdas ran a laundry service.They also sold homemade slippers to supplement their income.Adolf Dassler completed his formal education in 1913.He followed his father’s footsteps to become a shoemaker.

By 1922, Herzogenaurach town became the hotspot for shoemakers, as many of the town’s textile mills had been converted into shoe workshops. During that time, there were 112 shoemakers for just 3500 residents of the town.