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Who is the current owner of that company ? Can we get a detail of the shareholders ? Was Robert-Louis Dreyfus the owner till his death ? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 09:36, 5 July 2009 (UTC)
Do we need to list every team and player adidas sponsors? I feel like its too much info to be encyclopedic. Farmboyjad 02:45, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
- I quite agree and propose to remove this section which currently overwhelms the article and seems to serve no purpose. A similar section at the Nike, Inc. article was recently removed. Thoughts? --John 17:30, 2 November 2007 (UTC)
Shouldn't there be a brief mention of the Korn song ADIDAS? 126.96.36.199 04:20, 13 September 2008 (UTC)
No. And no.
Shouldn't there be some mention of Adidas's use of sweatshop labor? 188.8.131.52 22:34, 23 September 2007 (UTC)
Agree with the above section-- the section on production policies is a fucking joke. Of course, no company actually has sweatshops, all workers are always fairly paid and fairly treated, get free ice cream cones and cotton candy, and nothing bad ever happens. People need to be bring attention to the fact that Adidas doesn't manufacture products in the countries in which it generates the most revenue. Lequis (talk) 14:30, 8 December 2007 (UTC)
- Has somebody from the company wiped the page of all production practices? A quick google news: http://thetyee.ca/News/2008/06/11/OlympicLabour/
- "In some Chinese sport shoe factories producing for big international brands like Nike and Adidas, people work 10-12 hours a day under intense speed up ::pressure for 53 cents an hour." This is notable. Miserlou (talk) 21:47, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
Is the kangaroo section reliable? Is there a better source? It sounds like an activist group, which I'm not sure if it's okay to use. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 184.108.40.206 (talk) 22:09, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
This article is horribly arranged and partisan, which seems unforgivable for such a large and ubiquitous company. It currently reads like a self-adulating press release, with excessive amounts of irrelevant and uninteresting information, and a conspicuous absence of any information on the myriad criticisms that have been levelled at the company for its labour/marketing practises. It would be desirable for someone with resources and time to address these shortcomings and present both sides (which will require softening the article's current congratulatory tone), in a proper encyclopaedic fashion. Yes, I'm feeling wordy this morning! Thanks. --220.127.116.11 (talk) 00:40, 27 February 2009 (UTC)
A brief wartime history of Adidas is here http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-611400.html , including the use of the factories to make Panzerschreks .Nanonic (talk) 23:39, 6 March 2009 (UTC)
I'm very surprised to note, that there is absolutely no mention in this article on the issue of the famous Adidas trade mark, the three stripes. As is commonly known, and is public history, the idea of having three stripes on running shoes was originally used by the Finnish sportsware manufacturer Karhu. In the time of the Helsinki olympics of 1952 Adidas found out, when they proposed to representatives of Karhu to buy the trademark, that as a rather backwards country of the time, the Karhu company had not known that a trade mark should be registered. This was great for Adidas, as they used the knowledge to their best and literally stole the tm. for themselves without having to use a single Deutschmark for the aquisition. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:18, 14 August 2009 (UTC)
Need to be edited for grammar and clarity (What. What? What!). Are they substancial enough to have their own sections or would it be better to merge them into another section? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 22:36, 2 October 2009 (UTC)
Someone has started a pretty poor attempt at an article on Adilette sandals. I have added a notability template on this page and suggested it be here as it's probably more appropriate to have it as a subsection, and will receive the care and attention it needs.Willdow (Talk) 13:28, 8 February 2010 (UTC)
I am not 100% sure about the official policy on article titles, but I think the title of this article should be changed to a lower case "a" since that is how the name always appears in adidas materials: http://www.adidas-group.com/en/investorrelations/assets/pdf/annual_reports/2009/GB_2009_En.pdf. I think it is pretty clear the the official name of the brand is "adidas" rather than "Adidas". Should the title of the article be changed to reflect this? Eiad77 (talk) 03:13, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
- Click here. Hope this helps a little. WillDow (Talk) 08:33, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
- Thanks for the link. So I think the name in the title and the lead should be changed to "adidas" even if the web-address will be upper case? If no one has any objections, I will change it in a few days. Eiad77 (talk) 19:34, 24 June 2010 (UTC)
- As noted above Wikipedia's manual of style is unambiguous: "Trademarks rendered without any capitals are always capitalized... Follow standard English text formatting and capitalization rules, regardless of the preference of trademark owners.". Adidas is even given as an example of when not to user lowercase. Gr1st (talk) 16:27, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Article states, it's an "America-based sports apparel manufacturer", however, their homepage clearly states, headquater is located in Herzogenaurach, Germany: http://www.adidas-group.com/en/ourgroup/locations/default.aspx So there's quite a mistake there.
i dont understand all of that pronunciation stuff, but us Brits pronounce it with the emphasis on the first a, as in: a-didas. And as far as im aware, you Yanks pronounce it with emphasis on the "i", as in adi-das, if thats understandable? Brock 009 (talk) 22:10, 22 July 2010 (UTC)
- "Ardidarz" is phonetically wrong; it was probably an ill-conceived attempt at substituting the proper IPA transcription (which would be 'adɪdas). If one had to find a way to write Adidas in such a way that the majority of Anglophones would naturally pronounce it correctly ("correctly" in the sense of "as the Germans pronounce it"), it would be "Uddie Duss" (as in thus-kim-thus), with the emphasis on the first vowel.
- "See that guy? I think that's Eddie Duss."
- "No, that's his brother, Uddie Duss." --126.96.36.199 (talk) 07:17, 9 May 2011 (UTC)
Commonwealth (UK, Australia, New Zealand) pronunciation is ['ædidæs] whilst US pronunciation is [ə'didəs]. I assume the Canadian pronunciation is the same as the US. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.8.131.52 (talk) 19:29, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
This page doesn't mention the introduction of a new logo which is displayed on this Wikipedia page. The logo on this page should be the one with the three stripes as originally introduced and well known in the 80's.
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