It may have been hard to believe that Brooks was a viable competitor in the basketball shoe market during the 80’s but its probably boing to be even more shocking that their basketball heritage goes back over 60+ years.  Endorsed by Sam Barry Brooks was pumping out leather basketball shoes that resembled rain boots. Complete with a vulcanized rubber sole the Sam Barry Shoe featured an “exclusive scientific pattern and design, Kangaroo leather, diamond point non skid non marking rubber sole, ventilation eyelets and a special cushion heel and arch support.  Check out this rare ad below!


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