Herzogenaurach is a little town on the Aurach river in Bavaria, southern Germany. The name might not mean that much to most people, and it’s certainly not on the tourist trail, but for many sneakerheads it is the epicentre of the world. That’s because it was here in Herzogenaurach way back in 1919 that two brothers founded what would become Adidas.
The weird and wonderful artefacts in the Adidas archive
Words by Rob Chilton