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Woman sues Adidas: tripped and fell in new Midiru shoes

A Wheeling woman claiming her new Adidas shoes were made of materials that stuck together, causing her to fall, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the shoe company.

Anna Bourtseva claims she was injured during a June 12, 2010, fall because her new Adidas Midiru shoes stuck together, according to a suit filed in Cook County Circuit Court.

Bourtseva claims she purchased the shoes June 6, 2010, from an Adidas Outlet Store not knowing the shoe’s materials would cause them to stick together. The suit claims she fell forward and suffered serious internal and external injuries, including bruises, contusions and lacerations.

Bourtseva claims Adidas North America Inc. manufactured, assembled, constructed and designed shoes made of materials that had a tendency to stick together when they came into contact with each other. She also claims the shoes posed a tripping hazard that Adidas failed to warn her about.

The two-count suit seeks more than $50,000 plus the cost of the suit.

Adidas did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

— By Michael Lansu

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