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Daniel J Leonard

My Dad's closet looked like this ad around the time of it, 1969.
I remember being so upset when he gave my older brother those white Chuck Taylors.
A former Joe B Hall, UK recruit back in the 40s,I felt he'd given up and would never hoop again.

Daniel J Leonard
Tucson, Arizona

Daniel J Leonard

Adolph Rupp was the UK coach who recruited my Dad, not Joe B Hall.

Daniel J Leonard
Tucson, Arizona

girlsteam

I remember being so upset when he gave my older brother those white Chuck Taylors.
A former Joe B Hall, UK recruit back in the 40s,I felt he'd given up and would never hoop againThis ad from a 1969 Sports Illustrated features those classic original Converse All Stars. Before they became a fashion statement, the All Star was the shoe of choice for an entire generation of basketball players. This is the shoe that started the industry and was the standard of basketball performance for athletes for many years. The ad provides a great look at "your father's basketball shoe" and has an innocence that we can't imagine anymore.

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