1974: CASUAL "SNEAKERS;" WHEN COMMON SENSE WAS KING
To me, one of the greatest ripoffs of the century are the prices charged for those casual shoes made by Nike, Addidas, and other sport shoe manufacturers. But consider the source: An aging dinosaur who remembers when one could go in to a store and buy a pair of canvas "PF" (Posture Foundation) "sneakers" for less than 5 bucks. Look at those prices now! Like Pavlov's dogs, we have been conditioned to accept those over-priced descendants of the old fashioned canvas "sneaker."
IN THE EARLY YEARS TOM, WE DIDI'NT HAVE PEOPLE GETTING MILLIONS OF DOLLERS FOR INDORSEMENTS LIKE THESE GUYS GET TODAY. WE KIDS WORE SNEAKS ALL SUMMER THAT COST ONLY A FEW BUCKS. I FEEL SORRY FOR THE PARENTS TODAY THAT FALL FOR ALL THAT BALONEY THAT NIKE AND THE REST OF THOSE BIG SHOTS TRY TO SELL. THANK GOD FOR WAL-MART.