Few companies have had a bigger impact on street style than adidas, a brand famous for a variety of products, from activewear and shoes to casual clothing and accessories. After all, how many companies can lay claim to being arguably the most historically significant brand in both sports (Jesse Owens wore shoes made by Adi Dassler, adidas' founder, at the 1936 Olympics) and hip hop (Run DMC and other groups made the "three stripes" a staple on the street during the 1980s)? The reason for the continuing popularity of adidas is simple: their products strike the perfect balance between style, durability, and utility. Also contributing to the brand's appeal is the sheer number of quality items they release—one can easily put together a trendy wardrobe consisting almost entirely of adidas products. The bottom line: adidas is a company that has proven again and again to be an integral contributor to street fashion.