The One about the Columbia Birkie Trail hiking shoes

I’ve been looking for a lightweight hiking shoe to bring with me when I travel overseas and although I would like another waterproof boot, I have one already and the reason why I’m not bringing it along is that it’s quite heavy and wasn’t the most comfortable shoe on many mile walks.  It did great in the mud and water conditions but I need something that was comfortable, available in […]

The One about the Saucony Hurricane ISO shoes

In 1898, the company known as “Saucony” was founded  in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of Saucony Creek. The company’s current logo refers to Saucony Creek’s constant flow with the boulders lining in it’s creek bed. In 1960, the company was bought by Hyde Athletic Industries where it relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1979, the company produced two running shoes that were regarded among the top 10 by Runner’s […]

The One about the Saucony Redeemer ISO shoes

In 1898, the company known as “Saucony” was founded  in Kutztown, Pennsylvania, on the high banks of Saucony Creek. The company’s current logo refers to Saucony Creek’s constant flow with the boulders lining in it’s creek bed. In 1960, the company was bought by Hyde Athletic Industries where it relocated to Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 1979, the company produced two running shoes that were regarded among the top 10 by Runner’s […]

The One about the Ralph Lauren Halford Matte Cordura Canvas Sneakers

I’m often asked by friends if Ralph Lauren Polo canvasshoes are worth getting over Converse-related canvas shoes or canvas shoes by other brands and if it’s worth getting because they are made in China. Well, unless you purchase a canvas shoe made with Italian leather and pay the premium if they are made in Europe, the truth is that many canvas shoes are made in China.  My Converse All Stars […]

The One about ASBee in Shibuya, Tokyo

In America, we are used to seeing shoe stores such as Foot Locker, Famous Footwear, Finish Line, etc. In Japan, possibly one of the most popular shoe stores to find throughout Japan, especially in Tokyo, in the mega trendy special ward of Shibuya, and that is the ASBee Shibuya Center District Store (Udagawacho 23-8, Shibuya-ku ,Tokyo ,Japan). The store features many shoes limited to ASBee, and while they sell their […]

The One about Onitsuka Tiger shoes

Back in 1949, Kihachiro Onitsuka created Onitsuka Co., Ltd. Onitsuka manufactured basketball shoes in Kobe, Hyoga prefecture and would created various Olympics style shoes from the 50’s through ’70s. But it’s his Mexico 66 design (first introduced during the pre-olympic trials for the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico) with the crossed stripes that would be associated with the Onitsuka brand and in 1977, when Onitsuka Tiger merged with GTO and […]

The One about the LACOSTE SPORT Comba Sneakers

I have posted about my bias towards LACOSTE apparel. For the longest time, I have been a fan of the French clothing company which was originally founded back in 1933. Best known as the company that was created by tennis player Jean Rene Lacoste a.k.a. “the Crocodile” because of his tenacity on the tennis court, Lacoste won seven Grand Slam single titles and was the #1 tennis player in the […]