Thursday, January 5, 2017

It Is About The Shoes

The Oakland Museum is one of the best kept secrets in the world. They had a great exhibit about the rise of sneakers and how they have taken over our culture. The cool thing was that they many vintage shoes on display:

Goodyear Rubber Sneakers 1890's
1923 Converse All-Stars
1940 Garrison High-Top used by U.S. Army for Training
1940' P.F. Flyers
Baia (Czech-made) Bullet 1960's
adidas All Round 1960
1975 Arthur Ashe Le Cog Sportif
The First mass produced Nike-The Cortez 1972
The Reebok Freestyle 1982
The First Air Jordan 1985
addias Micropacer 1984 First shoe to record pace, distance and calories burned 
Michael Johnson's 1996 Olympic Gold Shoes
1993 Reebok Insta Pump
1996 Fila Grant Hill
2008 Obama Force One
It was really cool to see the history of sneakers. It was actually amazing.


  1. What a fun display! I think I might have owned a pair of Nikes similar to the 1972 ones!

  2. Patrick, Oh yeah, sneakers have taken over the footwear world! Do you remember in the 70s and 80s how it wasn't nearly as common? Sure, everyone wore them but not for everyday wear. I think I wore casual shoes most of the time while I was in school up until my 12th grade and that's when the switch happened for me. I began wearing tennis shoes all the time. Nowadays it's a rarity to find someone dressed casually who isn't wearing sneakers. Cool museum! Thanks for stopping by today, my friend. Have a good weekend. :)

  3. What a fun exhibit! Thanks for "taking" us along with you!

  4. What a fun walk down memory lane (only the last handful!). I've always been curious about why they're called "sneakers." Thanks for sharing at the #ThisIsHowWeRoll Link Party.

  5. Completely a fun display this! Brings back the yearning of owning a pair at least. Nike - has always been my favorite -Sneakers
    Blogger's Pit Stop.

  6. Awesome. My husband had the original Air Jordan's and I had the Reebok Freestyles in white.

    Thanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity.

  7. Hello! Thanks for sharing with my No Rules Weekend Blog Party! This is a cool post. It's so interesting to think about who was wearing each pair of shoes. My favorites are the pink Reebok's seeing I'm an 80's girl :)

  8. These are cool. I would were the pink pair now :)

  9. My hubby is a big sneaks fan.... He would love this place. Thanks for sharing with #alittlebitofeverything

  10. Oh my goodness those Reebok's take me back!! If you could pop the Share the Joy button on each post linked up that would be super helpful to me. Thank you for linking up to #sharethejoy xoxo

  11. What a cool exhibit! Thanks for linking up and sharing!

  12. What fun! I love those 1940s P.F. Flyers!

  13. Very cool exhibit! I love shoes so this is right up my alley. :)

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fabulous Friday, Sharon. Hope to see you back this week!

  14. It's hard to believe we would go to a museum to look at sneakers but I'd totally love to go! So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday. Love this!

  15. Ohhh soo amazing! The pink Reebok from the 80th! I love this:)
    Thanks for linking zu to tinaspinkfriday.
    Happy Monday!


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