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French businessman Bernard Tapie and his wife were assaulted during a burglary at their home in the Paris region.(AFP)

French tycoon Tapie, former owner of Adidas, tied up and beaten in burglary

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON APR 04, 2021 09:12 PM IST
  • Bernard Tapie was a Socialist minister who rose from humble beginnings to build a sporting and media empire, but later ran into a string of legal problems.
People walk past a store of the sporting goods retailer Nike Inc at a shopping complex in Beijing, China March 25, 2021. (Reuters)
People walk past a store of the sporting goods retailer Nike Inc at a shopping complex in Beijing, China March 25, 2021. (Reuters)

Nike, Adidas and H&M face boycott heat over Xinjiang

Reuters | , Beijing
PUBLISHED ON MAR 25, 2021 11:43 PM IST
The sportswear companies were the latest caught up in a backlash prompted by a Chinese government call to stop foreign brands from tainting China's name as internet users found statements they had made in the past on Xinjiang.
German sportswear group Adidas said on March 10, 2021 the pandemic sent its earnings plunging 78 percent in 2020 but it is expecting strong profit growth in the next four years.(AFP)
German sportswear group Adidas said on March 10, 2021 the pandemic sent its earnings plunging 78 percent in 2020 but it is expecting strong profit growth in the next four years.(AFP)

Adidas releases 5-year plan, aims to double e-commerce sale

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 06:07 PM IST
Adidas is targeting online sales of up to 9 billion euros ($10.7 billion) a year by 2025 with an operating profit margin of 12-14%, up from the 11.3% achieved in 2019 before the coronavirus crisis knocked sales and profitability.
An Adidas logo is seen at the new Futurecraft shoe unveiling event in New York City, New York, U.S. April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney(REUTERS)
An Adidas logo is seen at the new Futurecraft shoe unveiling event in New York City, New York, U.S. April 6, 2017. REUTERS/Joe Penney(REUTERS)

Adidas plans to sell struggling Reebok brand

Reuters | , Berlin
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 08:16 PM IST
  • Adidas said on Tuesday it had decided to begin a formal process aimed at divesting Reebok as part of a five-year strategy it plans to present on March 10, when the company will also publish 2020 results. It will report Reebok as a discontinued operation from the first quarter of 2021.
The German company acquired Reebok for $3.8 billion in 2006.(File photo for representation)
The German company acquired Reebok for $3.8 billion in 2006.(File photo for representation)

Adidas prepares sale of the Reebok brand: Report

By Bloomberg | Posted by Niyat Singh
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 04:23 PM IST
The German sports apparel company has an internal team focused on the deal and has signed confidentiality agreements on the matter, an article said.
Puma has India captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador(PTI Image)
Puma has India captain Virat Kohli as its brand ambassador(PTI Image)

Team India kit sponsorship: Puma buys bid document, Adidas could enter fray

PTI | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON AUG 08, 2020 12:44 PM IST
Puma could be the front-runner in bagging the Indian cricket team’s kit sponsorship rights, while it has been learnt that Adidas too has shown interest.
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)
Hima Das(Twitter/Hima Das)

‘Instead of training, spending time painting, cooking’

New Delhi | By Hima Das
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 10:53 AM IST
Top athletes talk to HT about their experience of dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic. This is Hima Das, the 20-year-old sprint star from Assam who became the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in an international track event at the 2018 IAAF World U-20 Championships.
Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester.(Unsplash)
Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester.(Unsplash)

Adidas to launch new fabrics from recycled ocean plastic, polyester

Berlin | By Reuters
UPDATED ON JAN 31, 2020 08:39 AM IST
Adidas says it wants more than half of the polyester it uses to be recycled in 2020, ramping up to 100% by 2024. In 2019, Adidas expected 46% of polyester used in its clothing to be recycled, compared with just 28% for its shoes.
Adidas x IVY Park is a clothing line introduced by Beyonce.(Instagram)
Adidas x IVY Park is a clothing line introduced by Beyonce.(Instagram)

Kim Kardashian finally gets Adidas x IVY Park box from Beyonce

Washington D.C. | By Asian News International
UPDATED ON JAN 30, 2020 03:41 PM IST
Kim Kardashian took to social media to reveal that she did receive the Adidas x IVY Park collection from Beyonce.
Adidas will start selling a new collection designed with singer Beyonce on Jan. 18 in a relaunch of her Ivy Park brand that includes shoes, clothes and accessories, mostly in maroon, orange and cream.(Reuters)
Adidas will start selling a new collection designed with singer Beyonce on Jan. 18 in a relaunch of her Ivy Park brand that includes shoes, clothes and accessories, mostly in maroon, orange and cream.(Reuters)

Adidas and Beyonce to launch gender-neutral collection

Reuters | By HT Correspondent, Berlin
UPDATED ON DEC 21, 2019 11:26 AM IST
Adidas described the collection, which features on the cover of January’s Elle magazine, as gender neutral. It includes jumpsuits, cargo pants, hoodies and cycling shorts, mostly featuring signature Adidas triple-stripes.
The Fashion pact focuses on three key areas: global warming, biodiversity and reduction of the use of single-use plastics in the oceans.(Unsplash)
The Fashion pact focuses on three key areas: global warming, biodiversity and reduction of the use of single-use plastics in the oceans.(Unsplash)

Global fashion’s top players join forces in environmental pact

Rome | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2019 01:22 PM IST
Thirty-two leading companies in the fashion and textile industry have given themselves a set of shared goals under a Fashion Pact aimed at reducing the environmental impact of their business.
Adidas thinks beyond the craze for “dad sneakers”(@adidasoriginals/Instagram)
Adidas thinks beyond the craze for “dad sneakers”(@adidasoriginals/Instagram)

Adidas thinks beyond the craze for “dad sneakers”

Bloomberg | By Andrea Felsted
UPDATED ON AUG 09, 2019 10:06 AM IST
Adidas AG is going back to the 1990s with some of its new product launches to capitalize on the craze for chunky “dad sneakers” (inspired originally by the high-end fashion house Balenciaga).
Jean-Raymond rose to fame at New York Fashion Week in late 2015 when(Kerby Jean-Raymond/Instagram)
Jean-Raymond rose to fame at New York Fashion Week in late 2015 when(Kerby Jean-Raymond/Instagram)

Pyer Moss designer, Kerby Jean-Raymond to helm new fashion line for Reebok

Agence France-Presse | By Agence France-Presse, New York
UPDATED ON JUL 31, 2019 08:44 AM IST
Jean-Raymond rose to fame at New York Fashion Week in late 2015 when Pyer Moss’s spring 2016 collection took inspiration from the Black Lives Matter movement, which campaigns against racism towards black people.
Alexander Lacazette in the new home jersey.(HT Photo)
Alexander Lacazette in the new home jersey.(HT Photo)

Arsenal launch new home jersey for 2019-2020 season

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 01, 2019 03:15 PM IST
The white high collar design is emblazoned with a central red stripe and black trimming. This design is repeated on both sleeves and the distinctive three stripes run across the shoulder in bright white.
If you’re fond of the outdoors and regularly go for treks and are fond of jogging and long walks, its time you added to your shoe collection.(Unsplash)
If you’re fond of the outdoors and regularly go for treks and are fond of jogging and long walks, its time you added to your shoe collection.(Unsplash)

Amazon Summer Sale 2019: Trendy shoes you should wear

Hindustan Times, Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2019 02:40 PM IST
Amazon Summer Sale 2019: If you’re fond of the outdoors and regularly go for treks and are fond of jogging and long walks, its time you added to your shoe collection.
There’s even a range of allied occupations growing up around the hobby / passion of collecting sneakers. Parth Sharma, 24, from Delhi, for instance, is a collector who also specialises in shooting in-demand sneakers against interesting backgrounds.
There’s even a range of allied occupations growing up around the hobby / passion of collecting sneakers. Parth Sharma, 24, from Delhi, for instance, is a collector who also specialises in shooting in-demand sneakers against interesting backgrounds.

Just for kicks: Meet India’s ‘sneakerheads’

Hindustan Times | By Anesha George
UPDATED ON MAR 02, 2019 08:32 PM IST
They scrimp and queue to buy special shoes they may never wear. They meet at special events held to trade and talk about kicks. Inside the world of the sneaker enthusiast.
Adidas Solar Boost is priced at Rs 11,999 for women.(Adidas)
Adidas Solar Boost is priced at Rs 11,999 for women.(Adidas)

Hands on with the Adidas SolarBoost

Hindustan Times | By Marcia Sekhose
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2019 03:38 PM IST
Designed for neutral runners, the SolarBoost is the latest edition to the company’s Boost collection. Here’s our hands on experience with the SolarBoost.
Swapna Barman became first Indian to secure a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)
Swapna Barman became first Indian to secure a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games 2018.(REUTERS)

Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get seven pairs of customized footwear

New Delhi | By PTI
UPDATED ON NOV 05, 2018 05:40 PM IST
Swapna Barman, who became the first Indian to secure a gold medal in heptathlon at the Asian Games held earlier this year, was born with six toes in both her feet. Her plight was highlighted after she clinched the gold medal at the Jakarta Games.
Yoga pants are a mix of nylon and Lycra — synthetic elastic fibres that provided the stretch and softness needed to manage all those sweat-inducing contortions during a lengthy session on the mat.(Unsplash)
Yoga pants are a mix of nylon and Lycra — synthetic elastic fibres that provided the stretch and softness needed to manage all those sweat-inducing contortions during a lengthy session on the mat.(Unsplash)

Yoga pants built a $48 billion industry that’s replacing jeans

Bloomberg | By Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2018 08:24 PM IST
Yoga pants have conquered the closet, even for people who never see the inside of a yoga studio. Here’s tracing their evolution.
Swapna Barman of India celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon.(REUTERS)
Swapna Barman of India celebrates after winning the Women's Heptathlon.(REUTERS)

Six toes on both feet, Asian Games gold medallist Swapna Barman to get customised Adidas shoes

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2018 01:10 PM IST
Born with six toes on both her feet, Swapna Barman’s plight came to light only after she became the first Indian athlete to win an Asiad gold in heptathlon with a career-best performance in the 18th edition of the Games in Jakarta.
Ditch your stilettos and slip into these five shoes instead! Styling by Drishti Vij; location courtesy:Chateau De Pondichery, New Delhi; Make-up and hair: Kekuchina Nsarangbe Zeliang; Model: Unnati Giri (A Little Fly)(Farhan Hussain)
Ditch your stilettos and slip into these five shoes instead! Styling by Drishti Vij; location courtesy:Chateau De Pondichery, New Delhi; Make-up and hair: Kekuchina Nsarangbe Zeliang; Model: Unnati Giri (A Little Fly)(Farhan Hussain)

The fall of high heels: Don’t let stilettos define how feminine you look!

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2018 10:52 PM IST
5 alternatives to high heels that’ll make you stand taller
See the way Alia Bhatt styled her FC Barcelona jacket below. (Instagram)
See the way Alia Bhatt styled her FC Barcelona jacket below. (Instagram)

Alia Bhatt shows love for Ranbir Kapoor by wearing a boyfriend jacket. Get her sporty look

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Sanya Panwar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 21, 2018 02:44 PM IST
Alia Bhatt showed off her love for boyfriend Ranbir Kapoor in the cutest way. The actor stepped out wearing an oversized blue FC Barcelona jacket, which looks like it belongs to Ranbir, who’s a big football fan and is often seen sporting Barca merch.
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick for Portugal during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain.(REUTERS)
Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring his hat-trick for Portugal during their FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain.(REUTERS)

FIFA World Cup 2018: Cristiano Ronaldo takes dig at Lionel Messi after hat-trick against Spain

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2018 02:05 AM IST
Cristiano Ronaldo chin-stroke celebrated during the FIFA World Cup 2018 match against Spain was an apparent dig at Lionel Messi’s recent advertisement.
Alexander Wang created the shoe line along with Adidads.(Shutterstock)
Alexander Wang created the shoe line along with Adidads.(Shutterstock)

This is how factory failures inspired Alexander Wang’s new shoe line

Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service, Los Angeles
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2018 11:46 AM IST
The 34-year-old designer teamed up with Adidas to create a capsule shoe collection in 2017.
Aishwarya Rai features on the cover of Vogue India’s April issue.
Aishwarya Rai features on the cover of Vogue India’s April issue.

Loved Aishwarya Rai’s magazine cover shoot with Pharrell Williams? Here are more pics

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 04, 2018 05:18 PM IST
Aishwarya Rai and Pharrell Williams struck some mean poses for Vogue’s April issue. We bring you all of them.
HT Image
HT Image

Startup Saturday: Heelium footwear provides bamboo socks, shoes to get rid of bad odour and prevents blisters

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Namita Shibad, Pune
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2018 01:41 PM IST
At Sheffield University in the UK, Prateek Sharma is a sports enthusiast, worked with Adidas on footwear research and gained deeper insights into the business of sports shoes. Together with Siddharth Jain, another IIT Rourkee graduate, the two set up Heelium, a footwear company that focuses on providing solutions to sportsmen.
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