There may not be two better shoe brands in the world than Nike and Adidas. This does not mean, however, that both of these brands are on the same level. The following are four reasons why Adidas is not as good:
REASON 1: ATHLETES SPONSORING THEM
There is only one name that needs to be said that will make you believe that Nike is superior, and that name is Michael Jordan. Jordan may not only be the greatest basketball player of all-time, but he may be the greatest professional athlete of all-time. Adidas had a chance to sponsor Jordan a long time ago, but they passed. This was the biggest mistake they ever made because Jordan made Nike larger than life.
REASON 2: NIKE BROKE INTO SOCCER
Adidas is mainly prominent in Europe, so this means that soccer is their number one sport. However, in the previous years, Nike has made attempts to break into Europe and shake the dominance of them. This is adding on to the fact that they own the United States, specifically basketball and tennis.
REASON 3: THE REVENUE
Nike, as of late 2014, was nearly tripling the market share of Adidas. The former had $65.8 billion, and the latter had $22.7 billion in total market share. Also, they had around $8 billion more in 2014 than Adidas did. They are simply more of a powerhouse right now than any other shoe brand.
REASON 4: SHOE QUALITY
This last reason is pure opinion, but I have always found Nike shoes to have better quality than Adidas. I have worn several types of each brand, but they always seem to leave my feet the happiest! They are more comfortable, have better material, and last longer than their rivals shoes do. Not everyone will agree with this since everyone has their opinion, but let us know what you think.