WEIRDLAND: Walk in my shoes

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Walk in my shoes

"Fugit almost didn't get the part because Crowe's office lost his audition tape"."I was wearing Adidas shoes like Bruce Lee used to wear and really, extraordinarily tight jeans, and corduroy bellbottoms". Source: splicedwire.com

In "Donnie Darko", the title character played by Jake Gyllenhaal can be seen wearing a pair of black 1970's style Adidas.

"The 28-year-old actor wore clothes from all the different sporting brands! Jake wore Adidas sleeveless tee, Nike athletic shorts and New Balance sneakers. He even covered up his mane of hair with an Adidas beanie!" Source: Jutjared.buzznet.com

Athletic Shoes

The term "athletic shoes" is a very common and general term for footwear specifically designed for athletic and physical activity. They are they complete opposite of dress shoes, as they are meant to cushion and support the foot during activity that requires constant movement on one's feet.

"Athletic shoes" is a very broad term but they can also be called:

* Tennis shoes
* Running shoes
* Gym shoes
* Sneakers

Some athletic shoe manufacturers are:

* Nike
* Adidas
* Converse
* Pony
* Puma
* New Balance
* Asics
* Reebok
* Filawe

Adidas shoes

Since he first equipped a pair of canvas trainers with spikes in 1920, Adolph "Adi" Dassler, founder of adidas, developed a reputation for cutting-edge designs and his groundbreaking use of new materials and creative ideas in the pursuit of making the best possible track shoes. His reputation would soon extend to making the best sport-specific shoes for other sports as well.
As the 20th century progressed, adidas footwear became a pop culture icon sported by superstars from Muhammad Ali to David Beckham and was name-checked in hit songs by Run DMC and Korn.

Discount athletic shoes are shoes whose original selling prices have been reduced by a certain percentage and are now for sale to the public in a store, on the internet or by auction. Instead of paying ninety dollars for a pair of running shoes from the Nike store, a customer can get the same shoe at an online discount store such as SHOEBACCA.com for a fraction of its original price.

Large shoe manufacturers such as Nike, Puma, New Balance and Asics will often discount their merchandise to make room for new inventory. Often times they will ship the off season shoes to closeout stores such as Nordstrom's Rack in order to make room in their inventory.