Adidas was founded in 1949 by Adolf Dassler. This is how the company get it’s name. “Adi” for Adolf and “Das” for Dassler, Adidas. The company was started in Germany where the current headquarters are still based. The original name of the company was “Adi Dassler adidas Sportschuhfabrik.” Adidas became a big name brand during the 1954 World Cup when the Germany team who was wearing Adidas won. After that the Adidas company took off and now you can find the sneaker company is almost every store in every city.