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Quote: Originally Posted by rbny Current trainers in my rotation: Any suggestions for cleaning white trainers? Just warm water and a brush is what I use on my leather Adidas and that works a treat. Then I rub in some neutral shoe cream.
I don't dress to impress girls or other clothing afficionados I dress to impress myself.
Quote: Originally Posted by Get Smart I like Gola but never got around to buying a pair They're a British classic mate, interesting history behind them. Very popular in the 60s, especially the classic Harrier model. Then in the 90s they had a kind of rebirth with indie and Britpop with the Oasis boys famously wearing them. http://www.golaclassics.com/History.asp This is my favourite story from the Gola history site: "Shankly's famous...
Time for some photographic evidence I think. I bought these dark blue beauties just before Christmas. I suddenly discovered that one of the small handful of shoe shops in Sweden selling a handful of Gola Classics was to my extreme surprise in my small home town!!! This classic style is modelled on an old track shoe. The (now fake) receivers for the four studs are seen in the sole. Unbelieveably comfortable due to the, as always, generous cut from Gola. I used to have...
Quote: Originally Posted by AntiHero84 Street: Vans Converse Adidas Classics all! Good call!
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarmac I was a 30-mile per week runner from 1986-1999. I don't remember what brooks innovated during that time other than Hydro-Flow which was another bunk gimmick. Maybe they did something after 1999? I was honestly asking. Can you state it succinctly? What did they do? By develop I mean manufacture...sorry for the confusion. Okay then, currently, Brooks have been able to develop (read manufacture if you...
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarmac If you want to go back to the real inventors of the athletic shoe concept then yes Adidas and Puma are king... However, Puma have never been up there with the top names in the runnning (read jogging) shoe market. They have always focused on track shoes. And nowadays also on street, and football and other sports Adidias however are good both in the running market and track market. As well as of course in...
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarmac What has Brooks done in terms of running shoe innovation? Are you serious? Are you a runner?
Quote: Originally Posted by voxsartoria As for going sockless, I do not know, but when I don't know, I find it useful to blame Southerners. - B In England we usually blame northerners!
Because it was missed on the other holy trinity thread a few days ago I'm doing it here now. In two categories 1. Running shoes 2. Street Running shoes Like someone else mentioned on that other thread, Brooks are most definitely number one for running shoes. They are acknowledged by the running community worldwide as being foremost in the science and development of the running shoe. NB: I'm not talking about track shoes here. 1. Brooks 2. Adidas 3....
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