Monday, September 21, 2009

Peace one day

Shomakers Adidas and Puma make peace after 60 years of animousity. The Gebrüder Dassler Schuhfabrik - Brothers Dassler Shoefactory - was started in Herzongenaurach, Bayern in 1924. They had great success making sports-shoes, but during the war the brothers drifted apart and in 1947 they divided the company and big-brother Rudolf created Puma while younger brother Adi created Adidas. What the quarrel was about I havent been able to find out, but for sure it must have been a mix of love/sex, religion, politics and money. What else could tear apart brothers?

The clean slate will be celebrated by a footballmatch. The whole thing was organized by Peace one day, a organization promoting peace/ceasefire 21 of september (today) every year.

A picturesearch yielded quite a lot of pictures of NIKE's. I guess someone is doing their job. But Puma and Adidas will always be the second generation original sneakers no matter what advertising muscles NIKE is showing.

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