adidas Country Ripple
shoe features a clear rubber bottom with an embedded
ASICS Counter wrestling
shoe shows off its textured sole design, similar to many other wrestling
Converse may have jumped the gun bringing out the All Star 2000 in 1996, but it brings the classic "Chuck Taylor" patch to a new location. (However, the
"shoe size stamped on the bottom of the shoe" went
away in the process.)
first Converse design with helium
cushioning, the Converse He:01 basketball shoe, has a sole with nubs.
Converse updated the traditional "Stripe-Star-Stripe" version of the suede All Star of the early
1970's with the Premium All Star. They also made some updates to
the outsole. (No more "shoe size stamped on the bottom of the shoe" here,
With that dramatic,
multicolored "F", nobody would mistake the outsole of the Fila Grant Hill
basketball shoe with a Nike product!
The clear ice rubber
outsole of the Fila FX-100 sneaker, however, doesn't provide
such a dramatic display.
There isn't a Nike logo on the outsole of either
the Air Jordan 11 or the Air Jordan 13 (Or anywhere on either shoe.) However, it
they both feature the JUMPMAN logo.
New Balance Athletic Shoe may not be as large as Nike, but they have also mastered the art of encoding the
manufacturer's name or logo in the sneaker outsole pattern.
Nike does not limit the outsole information to their basketball
shoes; they also make certain that their name is legible on their aerobic shoes!
are those colorful blobs floating down the river? They're Nike Air Deschütz sport sandals!
(Maybe somebody coming feet first...)
Nike Air Digs volleyball shoe doesn't have a Nike logo, but the outside edge does remind the user of
This is the sole of the Nike Air Max Rampant
women's' aerobic shoe.
These examples from the Nike lineup (Air Darwin, Air Strong, and Air Super CB) add additional graphic information to the traditional herringbone outsole pattern:
This is the sole of
the Reebok Club C tennis shoe.
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