Adidas sneakers may be a favourite of It-girls like Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner, but it looks as though some other very stylish women were rockin' them 1,500 years ago.
Archeologists found a female's remains on the Mongolian side of the Altai Mountains, sporting what appears to be a pair of Adidas kicks.
The 1,500-year-old mummy's feet were wrapped in footwear featuring three stripes, what the German sportswear brand is known for.
— The LIP TV (@theliptv) April 15, 2016
Following the news of the discovery, the Internet starting freaking out, speculating time travel as the reason for this mummy's choice of footwear.
— Jenahra (@Jenahra) April 13, 2016
A 1,500-year-old mummy wearing Adidas sneakers? Time Travel? What? https://t.co/vwEuvcobyA— Mark Cavitt (@MarkCavitt) April 13, 2016
Others cracked jokes about the popularity of the three-stripe sneaker brand.
Nike might have signed more star athletes but Adidas has mummies under contract https://t.co/2Zj9IDFTdW— Georgi Kantchev (@georgikantchev) April 13, 2016
A 1,500 yr old mummy has ADIDAS and I don't, c'mon...— mikayla (@cosMikayla) April 13, 2016
Adidas freakout aside, the discovery is receiving praise as the first complete Turkik burial found in Central Asia.
"This is a very rare phenomenon," Khovd Museum researcher B.Sukhbaatar told the Siberian Times. "These finds show us the beliefs and rituals of Turkiks."
So the next time you're questioning whether to purchase a new pair of three stripe kicks, take consolation in knowing that they truly are timeless.
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