I can still remember my very first pair of Nike running shoes. I really wanted the Nike Cortez white with the red swoosh but I’m pretty sure they cost around 30-35 dollars and back in the day my Mom thought that was ridiculous. I got the Nike canvas tennis shoe instead and I’m pretty sure they didn’t cost much less.
The following year I convinced my Mom that I needed the cortez and I got some blue and white ones. I’ve had a love of running shoes ever since.
It seems sort of funny now but when I think back to that time 30-35 dollars was a lot for running shoes. Up until Nike became popular and I became interested in running, we typically shopped at JCPenney for running shoes. If my Mom actually new how much money I spend on running shoes now, she’d probably send me to running shoe rehab!
Since today is a Thursday, I thought it would be fun to throwback to the 80’s, (and maybe a few 70’s) and take a look at some of the ads for running shoes back in the day, enjoy!
And last, there were the department store shoes other than JCPenny, such as Sears and K-Mart and these were there contributions.
What was your first pair of running shoes?
Do you remember any of the ads from this post?