Year Introduced: 1984

Olympic years never fail to yield footwear innovations. With athlete's preparing to compete in Los Angeles, Bavaria's finest geared up and changed the running shoe market forever. The first of the now legendary ZX series was the 500, a high-mileage trainer built of nylon mesh with suede reinforcements. Its the archetypal silhouette for adidas trainers, but no slouch in style either-just peep how the Ghillie lace system complements the iconic Three Stripes. This shoe is an excercise in perfect balance.