Red, white, and blue: a catchy color combination if there ever was one. You'll see it everywhere from Chevron stations to the ankle patch of the Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Star to US Postal Service vehicles.
Let's hear it for the old (and new!) red, white, and blue sneakers!
The adidas Antelope was one of the leather adidas track training shoes of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It was predominately white, but featured red and blue stripes (red - blue - red order).
adidas model, the Wilhelm Bungert, was (oddly enough)
worn by its German namesake. Wrong colors for Germany, right colors here in the
ASICS Top Seven shoe comes in a number of color combinations... including red,
white, and blue.
Converse Academy is a 2002 reissue of the classic "stripe-star-stripe" leather
All-Star of the early to mid 1970's. Then, as now, Converse produced this color
"Stars and Bars" were originally a 1992 seasonal selection for Converse.
However, by popular demand, this design was elevated to "CORE" (normally always
in the warehouse) status.
after the 9/11/2001 attacks, some on-line merchants reported that the Converse warehouse
was sucked dry for
of the many Nike Cortez color schemes is a white
leather model with a red SWOOSH and heel patch and a blue layer in the midsole.
Nike wrestling shoes feature a red, white, and blue color scheme.
is an example of what can be built by NIKEiD.
Nike USA Presto is a shoe that features a red, white, and blue color scheme
(mostly blue with white and red thrown in). Proceeds from this particular
colorway were donated to 9/11 relief efforts.
heels of the Nike USA Presto have "USA" in silver printing, and each tongue
features an American flag.
of the 2003 colorways of the Pro-Keds Royal Suede was a blue with red stripes
and white rubber parts.
One of the Puma "Clyde" color reissues that has been available is blue suede with a red stripe and a white midsole and outsole. However, the blue is somewhat lighter than the typical "red, white, and blue" blue.
I remember that one of my aunts had a pair of red, white, and blue sneakers in 1976 for the American Bicentennial. They looked like a pair of Nike Cortez, except they featured a "76" on the side instead of the SWOOSH.
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