Adolf Dassler

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Adolf Dassler
Adolf Dassler
Birthday/Birthplace 3 November 1900
Herzogenaurach, German Empire
Deceased 6 September 1978(1978-09-06) (aged 77)
Profession(s) Founder of Adidas
Parent(s)

Christoph Dassler
(father)

Spouse Käthe Dassler (Born 17 July 1917 – Died 1984)

Family Rudolf Dassler
(brother)

Adolf Dassler’s Biography

A German-born baker, Adi Dassler started producing his own sports shoes in his mother’s laundry after returning from the First World War. From a very young age he developed a sympathy for shoes. His father Christoph worked in a shoe factory and the Zehlein brothers, who hand-sewn athletic shoes at the smithy, supported Dassler at the start of his own business, adidas. In 1924, his brother Rudolf Dassler joined the business.

He was a member of the NSDAP Nazi Party from 1933 to 1945, as was his brother.

After the Second World War, Rudolf left the company to create his, the competitor Puma. In the 1928 Olympics, Adidas equipped several athletes, including blacks and Jews, initiating the intercultural expansion of the company. In 1973, Adi’s son, Horst Dassler, founded Arena, a sports equipment company for swimming. After the death of Adolf Dassler in 1978, his son and his wife Käthe assumed the leadership. Adidas became a joint-stock company in 1989, but ownership remained in the family until its IPO in 1995.

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