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[[Video:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)|thumb|300px|Adidas' Adicolor Kermit promo (2006).]]
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[[Image:KermitAdidas.jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit the Frog autographed a pair of Limited Edition Kermit the Frog Adidas shoes in 2011 to be auctioned by ''[[The Ellen DeGeneres Show]]'' with proceeds to The Gentle Barn.]]
[[Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Wallpaper-1048.jpg|thumb|300px|Adicolor wallpaper offered on their website.]]
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[[File:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)|thumb|300px|Adidas' Adicolor Kermit promo (2006).]]
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[[Image:Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-02-(2006-01-29).jpg|thumb|300px|Kermit at Berlin Fashion Week...]]
Image:Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-02-(2006-01-29).jpg|Kermit at Berlin Fashion Week on January 29, 2006.
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[[Image:Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-01-(2006-01-29).jpg|thumb|300px|...on January 29, 2006.]]
Image:Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-01-(2006-01-29).jpg|Kermit at Berlin Fashion Week on January 29, 2006.
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'''''Adidas''''' is a [[Germany|German]] sports apparel manufacturer that was founded in 1948 by Adolf "Adi" Dassler, giving the brand its name. It is also the parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, Ashworth, and Rockport. Co-founder Rudolf Dassler later established the company Puma, an early rival of Adidas. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars.
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'''''Adidas''''' is a [[Germany|German]] sports apparel manufacturer that was founded in 1948 by Adolf "Adi" Dassler. It is also the parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, Ashworth, and Rockport. Co-founder Rudolf Dassler later established the company Puma, an early rival of Adidas. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars.
 
   
 
==2006 line==
 
==2006 line==
In late 2005/early 2006 Adidas re-launched their 1983 Adicolor concept, where plain white sneakers were sold in the "White Series," along with several tools with which the purchaser could creatively customize them. Special sneakers in the accompanying "Colour Series" included pop-culture icons on them such as "[[Kermit the Frog]]," "[[Miss Piggy]]," "[[Betty Boop]]," "Mr. Happy," "Trimmy," "Tron," and [[Muhammad Ali]]. The "Colour Series" officially hit stores on March 4, 2006.
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In late 2005/early 2006 Adidas re-launched their 1983 Adicolor concept, where plain white sneakers were sold in the "White Series," along with several tools with which the purchaser could creatively customize them. Special sneakers in the accompanying "Colour Series" included pop-culture icons on them such as "[[Kermit the Frog]]," "[[Miss Piggy]]," "[[Betty Boop]]," "Mr. Happy," "Trimmy," "[[Tron]]," and [[Muhammad Ali]]. The "Colour Series" officially hit stores on March 4, 2006.
   
 
Special green Kermit the Frog and pink Miss Piggy training jackets featuring the characters were also part of the line. The back of the Kermit jacket reads "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the back of the Piggy jacket reads "The Divine Miss P." As with the sneakers, the inside of each jacket showcased sketches of the characters.
 
Special green Kermit the Frog and pink Miss Piggy training jackets featuring the characters were also part of the line. The back of the Kermit jacket reads "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the back of the Piggy jacket reads "The Divine Miss P." As with the sneakers, the inside of each jacket showcased sketches of the characters.
   
Kermit the Frog also appeared in an Adicolor ad to promote the line, shot in winterly Berlin, Germany. For the 4:30 min promo he visited the Brandenburg Gate, adored the Berlin Wall, took a test run at the [[Olympic Games|Olympic Stadium]], mused about the arts at the Adicolor Studios, and attended Berlin fashion week on January 29, 2006, where he sat behind [[England|British]] girl group Sugababes. Kermit wore an outfit designed by [[Michael Michalsky]].<ref>[http://www.bild.de/lifestyle/mode-beauty/michalsky/fashion-week-miss-piggy-ist-michalskys-neu-muse-22015012.bild.html Bild.de - Miss Piggy ist Michalskys neue Muse - So versaut war die Fashion Week noch nie] by Michael Schacht (2012-01-13)</ref>
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Kermit the Frog also appeared in an Adicolor ad to promote the line, shot in winterly [[Berlin]], Germany. For the 4:30 min promo he visited the Brandenburg Gate, adored the Berlin Wall, took a test run at the [[Olympic Games|Olympic Stadium]], mused about the arts at the Adicolor Studios, and attended Berlin fashion week on January 29, 2006, where he sat behind [[England|British]] girl group Sugababes. Kermit wore an outfit designed by [[Michael Michalsky]].<ref>[http://www.bild.de/lifestyle/mode-beauty/michalsky/fashion-week-miss-piggy-ist-michalskys-neu-muse-22015012.bild.html Bild.de - Miss Piggy ist Michalskys neue Muse - So versaut war die Fashion Week noch nie] by Michael Schacht (2012-01-13)</ref>
   
 
===Adicolor Muppet products===
 
===Adicolor Muppet products===
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Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Kermit-Outside-(2005).jpg|Kermit the Frog sneakers
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Kermit-Outside-(2005).jpg|Kermit the Frog sneakers
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Piggy-Outside-(2005).jpg|Miss Piggy sneakers (shiny tip)
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Piggy-Outside-(2005).jpg|Miss Piggy sneakers (shiny tip)
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Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Kermit-Backside-(2005).jpg|Kermit the Frog sneaker backside
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Kermit-Backside-(2005).jpg|Kermit the Frog sneaker backside
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Piggy-Backside-(2005).jpg|Miss Piggy sneaker backside
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-G4-StanSmith-Piggy-Backside-(2005).jpg|Miss Piggy sneaker backside
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Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Wallpaper-1048.jpg|Adicolor wallpaper offered online
 
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</gallery>
   
 
===Adicolor Kermit promo===
 
===Adicolor Kermit promo===
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Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Ad-1of4-(2005).png|Kermit at the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall,
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Ad-1of4-(2005).png|Kermit at the Brandenburg Gate and Berlin Wall,
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Ad-2of4-(2005).png|at the Olympic Stadium,
 
Image:Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Ad-2of4-(2005).png|at the Olympic Stadium,
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==2011 line==
 
==2011 line==
In November 2011, Adidas offered imported ''Adidas Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes'' and ''adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes'' shoes as a promotional tie-in with ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]''. Beside the traditional three stripes, the green shoes feature Kermit sockliners, the phrase "The Original HipHop," and a Kermit collar over the tongue. Animals black shoes feature a studded ankle strap, a gold lace jewel with drumstick print, a patent leather accents on strap, heel and 3-Stripes
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In November 2011, Adidas offered imported ''Adidas Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes'' and ''adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes'' shoes as a promotional tie-in with ''[[The Muppets (2011)|The Muppets]]''.
Plush collar lining inspired by Animal's fur, Animal print on the tongue and sockliner, as well as embossed drumsticks on the heel overlay.
 
   
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Beside the traditional three stripes, the green shoes feature Kermit sockliners, the phrase "The Original HipHop," and a Kermit [[Kermit the Frog's collar|collar]] over the tongue. [[Animal]]'s black shoes feature a studded ankle strap, a gold lace jewel with drumstick print, a patent leather accents on strap, heel and 3-Stripes
Image:Adidas-Kermit-the-Frog-x-Adidas-Superstar-II-(2011).png|Superstar 2.0 Kermit Shoes
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Plush collar lining inspired by Animal's fur, Animal print on the tongue and sockliner, as well as embossed drumsticks on the heel overlay. The shoes were available in men's, kids' and infant sizes. [[Fozzie Bear]] and [[Gonzo]] shoes available in kids' and infant sizes followed.
Image:Adidas-Animal-x-Adidas-Adirise-II-(2011).png|adiRise 2.0 Animal Shoes
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Image:Adidas-Kermit-the-Frog-x-Adidas-Superstar-II-(2011).png|Men's size Superstar 2.0 Kermit Shoes
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Image:Adidas-Animal-x-Adidas-Adirise-II-(2011).png|Men's size adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Superstar2.0KermitKidsShoes-(2011).jpg|Kids' size Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Adirise2.0AnimalKidsShoes-(2011).jpg|Kids' size adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Superstar2.0KermitInfantShoes-(2011).jpg|Infant size Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Adirise2.0AnimalInfantShoes-(2011).jpg|Infant size adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Superstar2.0KermitInfantShoes-(2011)02.jpg|Front & back view of Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Adirise2.0AnimalInfantShoes-(2011)02.jpg|Front & back view of adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Campus2.0FozzieInfantShoes-(2011).jpg|Infant size Campus 2.0 Fozzie shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-SamoaGonzoInfantShoes-(2011).jpg|Infant size Samoa Gonzo shoes
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-Campus2.0FozzieInfantShoes-(2011)02.jpg|Front & back view of Campus 2.0 Fozzie shoes<br>including "[[The Marx Brothers|Groucho glasses]]" pin
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Image:KidsAdidasOriginals-SamoaGonzoInfantShoes-(2011)02.jpg|Front & back view of Samoa Gonzo shoes
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==2012 line==
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In late January 2012, Adidas released a series of Muppet t-shirts with stock drawings of Animal, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Kermit the Frog. Because the company misspelled Fozzie's name, the "Fozzy - Wocka! Wocka!" shirt was removed from the website quickly after the mistake was noted.
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Adidas 2012 shirt Animal.jpg|"Animal - Wild One!"
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Adidas 2012 shirt Fozzy.jpg|"Fozzy - Wocka! Wocka!" (sic)
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Adidas 2012 shirt Gonzo.jpg|"Gonzo - The Great"
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Adidas 2012 shirt Kermit.jpg|"Kermit - The Original Hip Hop"
 
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==References==
 
==References==
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* In 1983, [[The Muppets Look at TV|an appointment calendar]] was released. For the July page, the Muppets are parodying ''[[Wide World of Sports]]'', for which [[Statler and Waldorf|Statler]] is literally sporting an Adidas outfit.
 
* In ''[[Sesamstrasse]]'' [[Folge 2366|episode 2366]], [[Pferd]] tries on a pair of sport horse shoes from "Hufidas."
 
* In ''[[Sesamstrasse]]'' [[Folge 2366|episode 2366]], [[Pferd]] tries on a pair of sport horse shoes from "Hufidas."
   
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==External links==
 
==External links==
 
*[http://www.adidas.com Official site]
 
*[http://www.adidas.com Official site]
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[[Category:International Muppet Clothing]]
 
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Revision as of 07:31, March 31, 2019

KermitAdidas

Kermit the Frog autographed a pair of Limited Edition Kermit the Frog Adidas shoes in 2011 to be auctioned by The Ellen DeGeneres Show with proceeds to The Gentle Barn.

Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)

Adidas-Adicolor-Kermit-Promo-(2005)

Adidas' Adicolor Kermit promo (2006).

Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-02-(2006-01-29)

Kermit at Berlin Fashion Week...

Adidas-BerlinFashionWeek-Kermit-01-(2006-01-29)

...on January 29, 2006.

Adidas is a German sports apparel manufacturer that was founded in 1948 by Adolf "Adi" Dassler, giving the brand its name. It is also the parent company of the Adidas Group, which consists of the Reebok sportswear company, Ashworth, and Rockport. Co-founder Rudolf Dassler later established the company Puma, an early rival of Adidas. The company's clothing and shoe designs typically feature three parallel bars.

2006 line

In late 2005/early 2006 Adidas re-launched their 1983 Adicolor concept, where plain white sneakers were sold in the "White Series," along with several tools with which the purchaser could creatively customize them. Special sneakers in the accompanying "Colour Series" included pop-culture icons on them such as "Kermit the Frog," "Miss Piggy," "Betty Boop," "Mr. Happy," "Trimmy," "Tron," and Muhammad Ali. The "Colour Series" officially hit stores on March 4, 2006.

Special green Kermit the Frog and pink Miss Piggy training jackets featuring the characters were also part of the line. The back of the Kermit jacket reads "It's Not Easy Bein' Green" and the back of the Piggy jacket reads "The Divine Miss P." As with the sneakers, the inside of each jacket showcased sketches of the characters.

Kermit the Frog also appeared in an Adicolor ad to promote the line, shot in winterly Berlin, Germany. For the 4:30 min promo he visited the Brandenburg Gate, adored the Berlin Wall, took a test run at the Olympic Stadium, mused about the arts at the Adicolor Studios, and attended Berlin fashion week on January 29, 2006, where he sat behind British girl group Sugababes. Kermit wore an outfit designed by Michael Michalsky.[1]

Adicolor Muppet products

Adicolor Kermit promo

2011 line

In November 2011, Adidas offered imported Adidas Superstar 2.0 Kermit shoes and adiRise 2.0 Animal shoes shoes as a promotional tie-in with The Muppets.

Beside the traditional three stripes, the green shoes feature Kermit sockliners, the phrase "The Original HipHop," and a Kermit collar over the tongue. Animal's black shoes feature a studded ankle strap, a gold lace jewel with drumstick print, a patent leather accents on strap, heel and 3-Stripes Plush collar lining inspired by Animal's fur, Animal print on the tongue and sockliner, as well as embossed drumsticks on the heel overlay. The shoes were available in men's, kids' and infant sizes. Fozzie Bear and Gonzo shoes available in kids' and infant sizes followed.

2012 line

In late January 2012, Adidas released a series of Muppet t-shirts with stock drawings of Animal, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo and Kermit the Frog. Because the company misspelled Fozzie's name, the "Fozzy - Wocka! Wocka!" shirt was removed from the website quickly after the mistake was noted.

References

Sources

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  1. Bild.de - Miss Piggy ist Michalskys neue Muse - So versaut war die Fashion Week noch nie by Michael Schacht (2012-01-13)

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