Skechers sued Adidas in federal court this week claiming unfair competition after the brand sent hundreds of thousands of dollars in secret payments to high school and college athletes in return for them wearing Adidas.
Adidas and Pharrell Williams have launched a disruptive men's and women's tennis collection and campaign called "Don't Be Quiet Please," with a social and political subtext about speaking up for "the potential of good."
Haute Couture week in Paris, which ended Wednesday, showcased shiny leather, tweed, vinyl, suede and fur footwear, with styles ranging from thigh-high to knee-high through to arty color block flower-festooned low boots.
A federal court in Oregon court has denied Adidas' request for an injunction preventing Skechers from selling a children's shoe, and has also dismissed two patent infringement claims that Adidas made against Skechers.
Recent successes in the North American market, including beating out Nike for the first time for the top selling sneaker in the U.S. and eclipsing Under Armour in sales all bode well for the German sportswear giant.
After the massive return of the Stan Smith sneaker, Adidas hopes to duplicate the same success with the relaunch of its famous football shoe, Predator. Big in the early 2000s, the shoe returns after two years off-market.