Adidas Italia was designed for the 1960 Olympic Games which were held in Rome. True to adidas’s vision to showcase new innovation at every major sporting event the adidas Italia was no exception. The shoe was the first to offer an anti-shock mid-sole. Most people recognize the Italia trainer by the large bumper across the toe. A vintage pair from 1960 might be hard to find but fortunately the adidas Italia 1960 was released in 2010.