Sneaker Outsoles - the 1980's


adidas Samoa

Outsole of adidas Samoa sneakerThe outsole of the adidas Samoa sneaker is interesting because the lugs are all in the shape of the adidas Trefoil logo. So, everywhere it leaves a pattern, it also leaves advertising!
 


AVIA "Cantilever" design

AVIA Cantilever outsoleThis is the AVIA "Cantilever" design, patented (US Patent 4372058) in the 1980s.
 


Converse Dr. J

Sole of Converse "Dr. J" sneakersThe Converse "Dr. J" has its own outsole pattern, breaking away from the "Chuck Taylor" All Star outsole pattern.


Reebok BB4600

Reebok BB4600 Classic sole patternReebok BB4600 Ultra sole patternThe Reebok BB4600 series uses its own distinctive outsole patterns.


Reebok Classic

Sole of Reebok Classic running shoeThis is the sole of the Reebok Classic running shoe.
 


Reebok Ex-O-Fit

Reebok Ex-O-Fit sole (high/white/reinforced side version)The Reebok Ex-O-Fit has had a number of versions and a number of sole designs over the years since its initial introduction. This example is the white high-top with reinforced sides. The Ex-O-Fit Absolute SE version, however, has a sole similar to the Reebok Workout.


Reebok Freestyle

Reebok Freestyle soleThe Reebok Freestyle has remained more consistent than the Ex-O-Fit over the years. This example from the white high-top pictured in the corresponding section of this Web site.


Reebok Phase I

Sole of Reebok Phase 1 tennis sneakerThis is the sole of the Reebok Phase I tennis shoe.


Reebok Workout

Sole view of the Reebok Workout shoeThis sole pattern is usually associated with the Reebok Workout fitness shoe, but it is also used on the Ex-O-Fit Absolute SE model.
 


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