Now it Can Be Revealed...

Sneakers of the Cold War


Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Star Sneakers in the Service of the United States Air Force

Cadets at the Air Force Academy working out in black high-top Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Star sneakersDuring the 1950's and 1960's, the United States and the Former Soviet Union prepared for a war that never came. Machines, men, and (from what this picture of Air Force Academy training indicates) sneakers were at the ready... complete with an ever-watchful radome in the distance.

Converse "Chuck Taylor" All-Star high-tops in blackHistorians have proposed many factors may have led to the end of the Cold War... have any proposed that the Former Soviet Union was unable to perfect their version of the Chuck?


PF Sneakers in the United States Army

White United States Army surplus PF Industries low-top sneakersHere is a picture of some sneakers made by "PF Industries" for the United States Army. The man who sent me the picture told me they are available from time to time as Army surplus, complete with the original packaging.


Back to the top of Charlie's Sneaker Pages!

Last Updated: 17 February 2017


Search for more shoes:

Click here to send E-mail to Charlie.


Charlie's Sneaker Pages copyright 1995-2017 by Charles L. Perrin.

READERS PLEASE NOTE: Names of athletic shoe manufacturers, shoe styles, and technologies may be trademarked by the manufacturers. Charlie's Sneaker Pages uses these names solely to describe the shoes with the same familiar nomenclature used by the manufacturer and recognized by the reader.