Life and Work
From humble beginnings in his mother’s laundry room and early success with running shoes, through difficult times during and after World War II, to eventual dominance at the head of a global enterprise, from 1900 to 1984, Adi and Käthe Dassler set significant milestones in the history of sports and business.
Memorabilia and Archive
Numerous documents, handwritten notes, extensive correspondence and many photographs bear witness to the fascinating story of the Dassler family. The Adi & Käthe Dassler Memorial Foundation archive grants access to historical records upon substantiated request.
The Adi & Käthe Dassler Memorial Foundation was established as a fitting and faithful tribute to the memory of Adi Dassler (1900–1978) and his wife Käthe (1917–1984). It maintains a comprehensive archive of their life and of the history of adidas.