[Ads-l] Kicks

victor steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 19 03:42:02 UTC 2015

Just wanted to do a quick check on status of "kicks". I vaguely recall it
being used as a soccer/football (any football) reference to specialized
shoes/cleats. For example, one of the texts messages duplicated in the
Wells Report referred to "kicks" (there's some dispute as to whether this
was code for specific pressure or actually a request for a pair of signed

But, at least for the past year or two, I keep hearing it used as a
reference to any shoes. Just got a Target email, promoting "All kicks on

I'm sure Jon and Ben are keeping track of this. Was it always a reference
for all shoes or did it evolve?


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