Tenny runners

sagehen sagehen at WESTELCOM.COM
Fri Sep 22 15:46:00 UTC 2006

Recalling Keds made me wonder if this wasn't one of the earliest
appearances of prominent name brands displayed on widely-worn clothing.
There were, of course, the  brand tags on overalls (usually on the junction
of the crossed suspenders in back) and other work clothing. High-top Keds
had a prominent rubber shield over the anklebone  with "Keds" loudly
There were high top tennis shoes & there were low-cut  basketball shoes,
lace-to-toes and placket-laced in both.  The main difference was the angle
of sole-to-side: basketball shoes had very flat soles that met the sides in
a sort of vertical bumper-wall.
We called everything  "sneakers."

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