Their logos adorn the shoes worn by the most famous athletes in the world. They actually bid for the right to provide an athlete the footwear he would use for his competitions. In return, the said athlete would provide his endorsement and, hopefully, the millions of adoring fans around the world would heed his advice and follow his example by buying sneakers from the same brand.
How many of us have bought our sports idol’s shoes hoping that we could replicate his moves, jump a little higher, run a little faster and control the ball a little better by gearing up with the same footwear brand? Here is a list of the top 10 most popular brands of sports shoes in the world.
No. 1 – Nike Flyknit Lunar1+ :
You might like its feel on the road or not, but the Flyknit Lunar1+ is revolutionary. Two reasons: 1) Lunar midsole: how can you pack so much soft cushioning in such a lightweight shoe? Sorcery? 2) Flyknit upper: when people say “sock-like feeling” referring to another shoe, they probably haven’t worn the Flyknit yet. The Flyknit Lunar1+ is revolutionary because it’s the future of running shoes.
No. 2 – Adidas :
Adolf Dassler established Adidas in 1948 in Germany. It can trace its roots, however, to 1924 when the Gebruder Dassler Schuhfabrik was founded by Adolf and his brother, Rudolf. The two split up in 1949, however, with Rudolf establishing Puma. The basic design of Adidas is the three parallel bars, which is also incorporated in the company’s logo. Its endorsers include legendary basketball players like Pete Maravich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Jerry West, James Worthy, John Havlicek and Elgin Baylor. Current athletes on its roster include Lionel Messi, Kaka, Lucas Moura, David Beckham, Derrick Rose and Dwight Howard.
No. 3 - Puma:
The Puma shoes are extremely popular among people of all age groups. These shoes are highly popular for their flexibility and help to inhance the persons performance while they are playing their favorite sport. The Puma shoes are available in a variety of colors to select from and look quite attractive when they are worn.
No. 4 - Reebok:
The Reebok shoe brand is well known for their reliability and comfort of the shoes. When you are wearing the Reebok shoes you will be able to run with ease and engage in numerous athletic activities. These shoes are in style and come in a variety of colors and sizes for the public to select from and find which one is right for them.
No. 5 – Fila:
Fila Ltd. was established in 1911 in Italy. It is known for its logo that features its name in snakelike letters. It used to be endorsed by Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg. It collapsed in 2003, however, forcing it to sell to a hedge fund company. Fila Korea, however, was a distinct company and it bought all the rights to the company in 2007.