Monday, February 22, 2010

First pair of basket shoes

The first pair of basketball shoes came in 1917. The shoe was made by Converse. The shoe is legendary in basketball and now is a piece of American history. The shoe becoming popular when Chuck Taylor started to wear them in local exhibition games. The shoe was then apart of basketball history for 50 more years until Dr J got his on shoe.

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  1. These shoes have come a long way since the original pair. I was never aware that they were originally used for basket ball players. I remember growing up and they were popular when I was a child. They are a piece of art that does not seem to fade. Even my niece owns a pair of "Chucks," hers are pink though. You can also see some neighborhoods with the sneakers hanging on the electrical wires, from people tying the shoes together and throwing them up there.