Being on the World Wide Web, Charlie's Sneaker Pages are literally read around the world. One of my readers, Jorge, periodically sends me pictures of Brazilian sneakers:
are NOT your usual Chucks! As Jorge pointed out, "Here in Brazil, the All-Star brand and the star logo are registered for another shoemaker, who makes a very
poor clone of the Chuck's." (This changed in 2003; see below.) Jorge was mystified by the reference to "Julius Sixers," but I figured out it
likely a reference to "Julius Erving.... of the
Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers." Indeed, in his heyday, Julius was "America's No. 1
Because of their interesting name, the Charly sneakers got their own Web page.
is a picture of the shoes the Brazilian Converse affiliate is selling as of
early 2004. The heel patch looks like those on Chucks back when I (Charlie) was
happily wearing my first pair.
are five different sneakers from the IRIS brand.
to Jorge, the Rainha brand is well-established in Brazil. Among their products are low-top
sneakers very similar to Chucks.
are the Rainha "MTV" sneakers, which are out of production. They also
have a MTV logo on the insole... I didn't get a picture of the insole, but here's
the heel patch. They were also available in black, green, or navy.
Brazilian sneakers are from the Redley brand, and look very much like classic VANS sneakers.
These Warrior brand
sneakers are available in Brazil, and were imported from China.
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