Adidas (named for its founder, Adolf "Adi" Dassler) has been making some of the world's greatest performance athletic shoes since 1949—and there are countless Adidas-wearing Olympic gold medalists to prove it. Oh, and an eponymous rap song, thanks to Run-DMC. The simple but ingenious designs with the signature three-stripe logo were quickly adopted by athletes, artists, breakers, cool kids and sneakerheads alike. Take the Gazelle—released in 1968 as an all-around trainer, it's become an international sneaker icon with a serious cult following, thanks to its classic style and comfortable mesh lining. Unisex sizing: Women, please order two sizes smaller than your regular size. Suede upper. Mesh lining. Rubber sole. Import.