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The History of Tennis Shoes

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Jordyn Sosa

on 20 February 2013

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The History of Tennis Shoes By Jordyn Sosa Mod 1B 1.The Greeks wore leather sandals. 2.They stuffed those shoes with moss and grasses, for insulation and comfort. 3.Plimsolls were the first rubber shoes soled. 4.Rubber soles were used to prevent slipping. 5.Vulcanization is to treat rubber with sulfur and the heat thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc. 6.Paul Sperry introduced Sperry Top-Sider is the original brand of boat shoe designed in 1935. 7. Bill Bowerman’s waffle iron inspired him to make a new design for the soles of running shoes. 8. The parts of an athletic shoe are the midsole, outer sole, heel counter, heel tab, eyelets, dual-density , collar, quarter panel, and sock liner. 9.http://feetandtheolympics.blogspot.com/2008/04/brien v f-history-of-plimsoll-tthe.html 10. Today people still wear sandals. 11. The more people want a certain shoe the higher the price will get. 12. Today in the world technology like sewing machines and other machines that have been made recently make making shoes and other clothing easier to make. 13. Kinny's was the first store to sell woman's shoes. 14.Romanian tennis star Ilie Nastase became the first athlete to sign an endorsement contract with Blue Ribbon Sports to wear Nike tennis shoes. 15.Michael Jordan was the person to endorsement increased and demand of tennis shoes. “Jordan Brand” company of Michael Jordan. 16.In 2009, Reebok launched EasyTone footwear. Featuring first-of-its-kind balance pod technology.Designed by former NASA engineer. Reebok has endorsed: Lewis Hamilton, Allen Iverson, Yao Ming, Sidney Crosby, Carolina Klüft, Amélie Mauresmo, Nicole Vaidiová, Shahar Pe'er, Ivy, Chad Ochocinco, Thierry Henry, Vince Young, Iker Casillas, Ryan Giggs, Andriy Shevchenko, and Amir in a partial list. 17. My favorite tennis shoes are Air Jordans 9 and converse because I like the way that they look. Resouces: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_shoes_did_the_Greeks_wear
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