Unusual Sneakers From Around The World (Brazil)

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:

All-Star (before 2003)

Ankle Patch - "America's No. 1 All Star - Julius Sixers"These 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 All Star."


Because of their interesting name, the Charly sneakers got their own Web page.


Converse All-Star sneakers as sold in Brazil in 2004This 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.


Pictures of five different Iris-brand sneakersThese are five different sneakers from the IRIS brand.

Rainha (means "Queen")

Brazilian "Rainha" canvas sneakersAccording to Jorge, the Rainha brand is well-established in Brazil. Among their products are low-top sneakers very similar to Chucks.


Rainha "MTV" sneakersThese 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 "Redley" canvas sneakersThese Brazilian sneakers are from the Redley brand, and look very much like classic VANS sneakers.



Warrior sneakers in black canvasThese Warrior brand sneakers are available in Brazil, and were imported from China.


Warrior sneakers in white canvas


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