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The History of Tennis Shoes

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Khalil Wallace

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By: Khalil Wallace The History of Tennis Shoes 1.What shoes did the Greeks wear? 2. Why were grasses and moss used? 3. What was the first rubber soled shoes called? Plimsolls was the first rubber shoes soled. 4. Why was rubber used for soles? To prevent from slipping the shoes. 5. What is vulcanization? To treat rubber with sulfur and the heat thereby imparting strength, greater elasticity, durability, etc. They wear leather sandals. http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_shoes_did_the_Greeks_wear People wore a bear-skin cap, outer cape and coat made of woven grass and moccasin-type shoes made from deer and bear leather. : http://archaeology.about.com/od/iterms/qt/iceman.htm http://inventors.about.com/od/sstartinventions/a/Shoes_2.htm http://wiki.answers.com/Q/Why_soles_of_shoes_are_made_of_rubber http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/vulcanization?s=t History of Nike 6. What did Paul Sperry introduce? His waffle iron inspired Bill Bowermen to make new design for the soles. 7. What inspired Bill Bowman to create running shoes with a new design for their soles? He introduce Sperry Top-Sider is the original brand of boat shoe designed in 1935 by Paul Sperry. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sperry_Top-Sider History of Tennis Shoes http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Bowerman Midsole, outer sole, heel counter, heel tab, eyelets, dual-Density Midsole, collar, Quarter Panel, and sock liner. 8. What are the parts of an athletic shoe? http://www.runnersworld.com/article/0,7120,s6-240-319--10780-0,00.html 10. What early shoe designs are still worn today? Sandals and Mary James http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A0PDoX.uHXRQr1kA0quJzbkF?p=pictures+of+sandals+and+mary+james&fr=yfp-t-575&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=Search&vm=r 14. Who was the first athlete to endorse a tennis shoe (sneaker)? Romanian tennis star Ilie Nastase became the first athlete to sign an endorsement contract with Blue Ribbon Sports to wear Nike tennis shoes. http://www.bernalsgator.com/Nike%20Facts.htm 15. What athlete endorsement increased the sale and demand of tennis
shoes? Michael Jordan was the person to endorsement increased and demand of tennis shoes. Was the name of the company? “Jordan Brand” company of Michael Jordan. file:///C:\Users\genesis-velasquez\Downloads\about_6465548_nike-uses-endorsements-sponsorships.html My favorite tennis shoe is the Converse All Stars made by retired basketball player Chuck Taylor that came out in the year of 1917. Consumers demanded more variety from the shoe - particularly with respect to colors in order to match basketball teams - so colored and patterned shoelaces became popular to complement the two colors, black and white, available before 1966. 16. When was your famous tennis shoe invented or design? 17. What are your two famous tennis shoes? My two favorite shoes are Converse & Nike because the Converse was inspired by a basketball player and Nike lets basketball players create their own shoes. http://images.search.yahoo.com/search/images;_ylt=A2KJkPiAg3RQ5TIA3DKJzbkF?p=chuck+taylors&fr=yfp-t-701-1-s&ei=utf-8&n=30&x=wrt&y=Search & 9. Who was the department store to first sale sneakers in their store? Liverpool Rubber Company 2000 2012 2006 http://feetandtheolympics.blogspot.com/2008/04/brief-history-of-plimsoll-tthe.html 06/14/2001 Nike Shox are introduced, they were the most high tech support system. Reebok releases it's G-Unit series, the first ever partnership of music and shoes. The Sneaker business is now a $13 billion industry. 06/14/2004 06/14/2011 Timeline of Tennis Shoes 4 | | | | | | | | | | | | | Thanks for watchingThe History of Tennis Shoes presentation!
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