If you ask someone what the greatest shirt of all time is, they’ll most likely reply with one of two adidas shirts (I hope I don’t have to tell you which?). The 80s and 90s were flat out dominated by the three stripes, and even though Nike rose to prominence in the late 90s to challenge the crown, it’s been something of a closely-fought two horse race in the years since.
Whenever a club joins adidas (think Leeds or Celtic this year), fans typically rejoice. Other fans look on in jealously, even though many hardcore members of the kit community have questioned adidas over their overuse of templates and persistence on using plain backs in recent years (maybe that’s just me…).
Regardless, any conversation centred around adidas is bound to be an aesthetically pleasing one. In a similar vein to our question about Kappa, we sought to find the best adidas shirts of all time with the help of the all-knowing source of wisdom that is Twitter.
This week we're talking about kit manufacturers. 🗣️