Introduced in 1959, the Rom was one of the first adidas trainer concepts and it is believed to be one of the most distinguished and desired models. The first release coincided with the summer games in Rome
Released before the samba and the gazelle that were launched later, in the 1960s
Originally a low profile shoe, the 70s reinvented the ROM as a training shoe
However in the 1980s a rerelease made its mark within the casual and terraces culture throughout football fans in europe.
The style was also manufactured with a flat sole in the 80s, the slight changes in the reproductions give the shoe a unique edge
The Rom was periodically produced and re released, until 2012 when the trainer then disappeared..
Most recently we have see the Rom reappear in the 2019 city series following closely behind the Brussels
The latest edition of the Rom is the most authentic and truest representation of the original Rom that has been released since the 60s
With the iconic casual three stripes, the suede T-toe, wedge-shape midsole and soft gum rubber outsole the style stays true to its original design
A special design of the Rom appears in Wes Anderson's 2004 ‘The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou’, sticking to the iconic features of the Rom with the addition of aqua blue detailing and bright yellow laces to give the shoe a Wes Anderson essence. However the shoe had a slight difference of ‘Zissou’ being embossed in gold adjacent to the tri-stripe rather than ‘rom’