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Adidas, The Hemp, 1996.

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Hemp Sneakers

In 1996, the Clinton administration wanted Adidas to change the name of its new shoe – the Hemp – because the word was also street slang for marijuana. The company responded: “No one’s smoking our shoes”. Adidas continues to produce sustainable sneakers made with hemp fibre.

Many of the images on the Hash Marihuana & Hemp Museum website are available for reproduction. Please contact us for more information.

Adidas Hemp

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