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A pair of low cut Pumas were my first pair of leather basketball shoes.

That was almost 50 years ago, and I found them in Richmond (either Dixie Sporting Goods or the The Sportsman Shop, both of which are no more). There were no leather BB shoes to be found in Charlottesville, and I couldn't find Adidas anywhere. Of course, college teams were still wearing Chuck Taylors then, but by this time they were now color coordinated. When I started school, everyone wore white. Also, I bought low tops because that was all that they had. I can still remember the late Al Drummond laughing at me and giving me grief for wearing low tops when I rolled my ankle in Mem Gym a few weeks after buying them. Go 'Hoos!!!
[Post edited by 73CAV at 09/01/2021 12:45PM]

(In response to this post by jdubforwahoowa)

Posted: 09/01/2021 at 12:41PM


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Who ordered these?(link) -- hooshouse 09/01/2021 11:38AM
  I ordered 2 - will eventually put 1 up for sale -- HooCJ 09/02/2021 09:24AM
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  Not I but the Ralph Sampson Pumas are tempting ** -- Bourbon Bowl 09/01/2021 12:22PM
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  Yes. Had to be done. ** -- Five Pillar 09/01/2021 11:58AM
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