Many folk my age still use the term Tennis shoes when seeing Reebok, New Balance, etc. All canvas (plastic/rubber) shoes are ‘Tennis Shoes’. My mind cannot imagine walking shoes, jogging shoes, running shoes and hiking shoes. Are they crazy? And then the price, wow.
When most shoes were leather for boys they were about $5 to $8 a pair, and tennis shoes were $2-$3 a pair. WHAT HAPPENED? Now I understand that kids play basketball in shoes that cost over a $100.
Lately I have seen kids wearing new shoes that look like the old ‘Keds’ tennis shoes. Are they making a come back? Does that mean the 50 and 75 cent flip flops are coming back?
I am curious, do our feet smell better than they used to? Was it the tennis shoes? Some of mine would have opened closed sinuses.
In our travels we made it a mission to locate the spot in the desert where the Oatman massacre took place. In our search we read a lot. All but the two girls, about 4-12 yrs old. (One boy also survived he was assumed dead by the attackers). But the Indians ran, and forced the girls to run, over a hundred miles in a couple days. They did not have special shoes for running and walking!
I am sure foot doctors can explain why all these shoes are needed, well maybe to you, but I would never believe them. I wonder what shoes Roger Bannister wore when he broke the 4 minute mile in 1954? One thing for sure it wasn’t a New pair of Nike's.
We have two sons. As different as night and day. One could care less the manufacturer of his clothes, the other needs the ‘name brand’.
Me? I am like the Maxine joke Sherry tacked up in my office, Maxine says: “The only time I will wear a shirt that says Abercrombie, is if my name is Abercrombie.” That is me. I have been given hundreds of hats and several T shirts with some other company name on it, But I wore only something with my company name. I promoted Darnell’s Construction. LOL
But since I retired, I do wear Reeboks. And they smell better.
No one needs to be ‘verified’ by any brand or dog pedigree, you must know yourself, when you do, you will be verified and have your own pedigree.
That is a ‘55 Rambler in the back ground. I took Sherry on her first camping trip in it I had sewed some muslin cloth to cover the back so it could be left open as you see it. We woke up the first morning after sleeping in it and two big bear prints were on the white paint just beside her head. And she still stayed there with me .(I think this is Sedalia, MO)