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Adidas is on track to leave in the dust industry heavyweight Nike (NYSE: NKE) and other athletic-shoe industry players, such as Under Armour (NYSE: UA) (NYSE: UAA) and privately held New Balance, in the 3D-printed shoe race. All these competitors have announced or launched adidas stan smith strap x raf simons
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