Adidas shoes, endorsed by sports 'stars' and celebrities, sometimes feature a portrait and autograph of the person printed onto the tongue of the shoe. The first Adidas shoes to feature a portrait of the person endorsing them were the Adidas Stan Smith and Adidas Rod Laver; both number one ranked professional tennis players. The majority of Adidas shoes that feature a portrait/autograph are tennis shoes; alongside the aforementioned tennis shoes, is the Adidas Ilie Nastase, pictured below, a shoe that is currently not being manufactured.
More recently Adidas have released limited edition shoes that are not endorsed by tennis players or sports 'stars', but by music celebrities. Adidas shoes transitioned from being just functional sports shoes to fashion/casual wear shoes in the late 1970's and 1980's; this was entirely accidental, and occurred in the UK, when members of the 'casual' / 'terrace' subculture stopped wearing 'boovy' boots and began to wear sports brands. Modern UK music bands, like Oasis and The Stone Roses, were a continuation of the 'casual' scene, and Adidas have released limited edition shoes endorsed by members of those music bands: Adidas Noel Gallagher, Adidas Liam Gallagher, and Adidas Ian Brown.