Adidas sports apparel, footwear company was actually started by Indians in the U.S. Two people Adithyan, Devadas started this company to earn a living long back, which is now known and very common brand.Rofl.So after hearing these absolutely silly rumors, i searched on the net and the truth is, Adidas is a german company started by adolf dassler, rudolf dassler. Jesse owens won 4 olympic medals wearing those shoes, which made them a rage instantly and it remains famous to date. Then after the world war-2 both the brothers separated then rudolf started Ruda which was later rechristened as Puma and adolf kept the original name and the factory. Reebok too is a part of adidas, so the major three sportswear brands belong to the same family. For more and detailed description google it or just use wikipedia.