These days, the exact same shoe would be advertised as a “minimalist” shoe that “shortens your stride”.
My uncle remembers running in these. He says, “It was a terrible shoe with a ripple sole, but better than a sneaker.”
$13.95 in 1964 is $101.88 today. A typical Thom McAn shoe in 1964 might have cost $9.95.
(Long Distance Log, May 1964)
And tonight, don’t forget: