example of a blue canvas duck deck sneaker is the always classic
example of a white canvas duck deck sneaker is from Pier 54, one of the house
brands of Academy Sports and Outdoors.
Academy Sports and Outdoors is a sporting goods chain, with stores mostly in
Texas, and headquartered in the city of
Katy (a suburb of
yellow deck sneaker is also by Sperry Top-Sider.
as well as sneakers, are made of fabric and rubber. Therefore, there should be
no surprise that many
tire manufacturers at one time made sneakers. Interestingly, in South
African slang, "tackies" can be either car tires or sneakers.
has made canvas duck deck sneakers for many years under the trade name "SkidGrip."
However, they only once made a
version. As you can tell from the color scheme, the "ConRad" was intended to be
"Con-Radical"... and it was!
Back in the Baby Boom Days, guys typically wore Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star sneakers (or clones thereof). Gals typically wore Keds or similar canvas duck sneakers.
However, both guys and gals had a well-accepted alternative, the canvas duck deck (or "boat") sneaker.
In Boston, these types of canvas duck sneakers are called "bobos." However, in parts of New Jersey, no-name Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star clones are called "bobos."
deck shoe models now are specially treated leather or
high-tech synthetic fabrics (like polypropylene) as they hold up much better
under nautical conditions. Many manufacturers (both name-brand and
generic) make this type of shoe.
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