Charlie's Sneaker FAQ and Glossary - E

This FAQ and Glossary defines a number of terms used in regards to athletic shoes, Charlie, or sneakers.


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Earliest Sneakers
The earliest sneakers (called sandshoes) were made in the 1830's by Dunlop Rubber of the United Kingdom.
 
EKIN
Term for Nike sales representative. (Try spelling it backwards.) Many of the most fanatic EKIN have a SWOOSH tattoo, which provoked Philip Knight into doing the same.
 
"Engineered To The Exact Specifications of Championship Athletes"
A slogan sometimes printed inside (or, rarely, on the outside) of Nike athletic shoes.
 
Erving, Julius
Converse Pro Leather high-top like those worn by Julius Erving when he played; white with white trimConverse endorser and basketball player of the 1970's. Mr. Erving is still active in the sports business; he works in the front office of the Orlando Magic, and he held a seat on the Converse Board of Directors from 1994 until they went bankrupt in 2001.
 
EVA
Nike LDV retro running shoe: blue nylon with white SWOOSH and white EVA midsoleEthylene vinyl acetate - a mixture of polyethylene (plastic bag) and vinyl acetate (phonograph record) plastics. One of the materials used frequently used in the midsoles of sneakers; it's softer but less durable than polyurethane. It's the white foamy plastic seen on the lower sides of a lot of sneakers, including the example shown to the left. Sneakers that use EVA foam usually fall apart in about a dozen years.
 
Ex-O-Fit
Reebok Ex-O-Fit black high-top fitness shoe for guys (reinforced construction)The Reebok men's fitness equivalent to the Freestyle aerobics shoe for women.
 
Eyelet
Where the wearer threads the aglets, ornaments, or tags (and, therefore, laces) of an athletic shoe or sneaker.

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