The 20 Most Iconic Sneakers in Olympic History

http://www.complex.com/sneakers/2012/08/the-20-most-iconic-sneakers-in-olympic-history

Published August 10, 2012   Accessed November 15, 2016

I want to preface this post by saying that I understand that the source is not extremely reputable. It was published on the website under just a username, and without checking the information there would be no way of knowing whether I was reading false information. Regardless, I did spend some time cross-checking the information presented and I can definitively say that the information provided is correct. Knowing that, the analysis is made much easier.

This article, obviously discussed what the author believed were the 20 most iconic shoes worn by Olympic athletes. Whether or not they actually were however is irrelevant. What is important about this article is that it shows the importance of all these shoes, with some sticking out more than others. Some, such as the Spalding Original, the Dassler Brothers Track Cleats worn by Jesse Owens in the 1936 Olympics, and the Foster’s Running Pump were all early examples of shoes that really caught on, and were beloved by the running community for their increasingly improved design and traction that allowed them to get an edge over their competitors.

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