The "coolest sneakers ever" thread

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    HI

    What is/was your favourite sneakers?

    I LOVED these when I was a teenager:

    The Adidas Jogging Allround

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    I sold newspapers for 4 months to afford these

    Damn, I wish I have a pair of these again.
     
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    These are what I just bought..... Saucony Progrid Ride 3

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    To replace the sneakers I destroyed at Ruckus Boston last weekend.

    I'm also looking at possibly getting a pair of these.... Vibrams Fivefingers KSO's

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    HAHA! What´s that? really funny! I need them for the next exhibition. I´m looking foreward to see my boss´ face when I´m coming with these
     
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    The Vibrams are a minimalist shoe for people who do barefoot running and other similar events.
     
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    If I ever believe I have the need to wear "sneakers" and sometimes I do I own these..

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    Converse All Stars --high top, black.

    The LAST sneaker company, I note, to migrate from the USA, incidently.

    Also, one of the least expensive sneakers one could buy, even while they were still makde in the USA.
     
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    New Balance, and some are still made in the USA. http://www.shopnewbalance.com/information/madeinusa.asp?nbweref=&nbwersb=y

    An interesting article on the global market for those interested:

    "If you sell a pair of tennis shoes for $101 instead of $100, no consumer in Chicago will notice the difference, but it will totally transform villages in Vietnam,” he said. “This is not a moral argument. We are currently on government life-support, but that’s not sustainable. We are going to have an international depression if we don’t figure out a way to create new sources of global demand—in which case, all those apparel companies are going to go out of business anyway." Shopping for sweat: The human cost of a two-dollar T-shirt?By Ken Silverstein (Harper's Magazine)
     
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    Why is it, that during the 1980s when DESIGNER SNEAKERS were being made in the third world, and typicaly cost more than $100 a pair...

    one could still by MADE IN THE USA Converse ALL stars for about $25?

    So much for the theory that the invisible hand of the market is sane.

     

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