How important are sports shoes to you? I think the first brand name I ever wore were canvas Converse basketball shoes. Picture source for photo above.
I think the next shoes I liked and bought were the Stan Smith Adidas for tennis.
Doesn’t it seem like such a long time ago when the sports shoe market was so small? The variety was limited too. Nike, Reebok, New Balance, and a myriad of others came later. They went from being simple shoes and fairly cheap to fashion statements that cost a pretty penny.
How about you? What was your entry shoe in this market? Do you have a favorite brand?
I didn’t know that Nike bought out Converse in 2003, did you?