What's the difference between Adidas & Adidas Originals?
In basic terms:This is Adidas.deals in manufacturing sportswear such as shoes, full fledged kits, Tracksuits, sponsoring (with) teams and other main core business of any typical sports/apparel company.This is adidas original:A subsidiary of Adidas deals in casual sports clothing.The brand uses the famous Trefoil logo, which was originally used on all adidas products until the company decided in 1997 that the trefoil logo would thereafter only be used on heritage products, and was replaced on other products by the Performance logo, which has previously been used on the "Equipment" range of products since 1991.Adidas Originals covers sports fashion styles with strong references to the decades between the 1940s to 1980s. The brand has a distinctively retro old school feel.During the mid to late 1990s, Adidas divided the brand into three main groups with each a separate focus: Adidas Performance was designed to maintain their devotion to the athlete; Adidas Originals was designed to focus on the brand's earlier designs which remained a popular life-style icon; and Style Essentials, which dealt with the fashion market; the main group within this being Y-3 (which is a collaboration between Adidas and renowned Japanese fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto - the Y representing Yamamoto and the 3 representing the three stripes of Adidas).
Why do bowling alleys require you to wear bowling shoes?
Bowling shoes (as long as they are worn only while bowling) protect the approaches and the bowlers.The last step that a bowler takes before releasing the ball is actually a slide - the whole body is moving forward as the ball is released. Bowling shoes have a sole that allows this type of slide. If you wear ordinary tennis shoes, you won't slide, and you'll be putting a tremendous amount of strain on your shoulder.Furthermore, the slide requires a clean approach (the reason why bowling centers don't allow food and drink in the approach area). If you wear street shoes, you're bringing in dirt from the outside, and that dirt deposited on the approach can lead to either sticks or slips, both of which increase the bowler's risk of injury.You should remove your bowling shoes whenever you use the restrooms or go into the bar area, for the same reason.
How slip resistant are Adidas slip resistant shoes?
You have poked on a very interesting problem. We were asked the same sort of thing about a slip resistant paint and a floor wax. It turned out that there are so many variables beyond the control of the manufacturer that no meaningful standard could be developed.In this case, floor materials, wet/dry conditions, weight of the wearer, physical walking traits, speed of movement, rate of change in direction, and on and on, can either by themselves or in groups cause a slip.If we specified standard conditions then manufacturers would design for those in order to get a good rating but may not help the consumer at all (unless they confined themselves to standard conditions). In other words no one has developed a generally accepted way to compare slip resistant products. What you can expect from the shoes is that you will encounter fewer situations where you slip compared with wearing their other shoes. Exactly how many times that will be depends on the individual and how they use them. If you rarely slip now you may not notice any difference. If you slip often you should notice a reduction but not an elimination of slips.Summary: depending on your brain and not your footwear to avoid slips is your safest strategy.