Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Vol. 1 No. 20 What about running shoes?

A lot of people like to remember what they put on their feet in 50's and 60's.

From Ernie Cunliffe:

I had a pair of Riddell leather shoes (heavy) with oak insoles. Ran 1:57 + in CIF sectionals. UCLA got me a pair of Adidas before the CIF
Southern finals = 1:54.7 I suspect that was against the NCAA rules but UCLA was really hustling me and USC was hustling
my Dad with all sorts of illegal offers, $$, clothes, shoes etc. Don't recall an offer of a car !!

Also at the LA Times indoor meet 61 or 63 just as I was about to step on the track for the 1000, Cliff Severn comes up to me with
a pair of shoes and asks me to give them to Jim Grelle. I was pissed and told Cliff off.
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I, too, got my first pair of adidas shoes from Clifford Severn’s.

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