somewhere, a nike rep is cringing

“The yellow ones. No, the black ones.”

— Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder at both the 5,000 and 10,000, when asked at an interview before the Chicago Marathon which shoes he’ll be wearing Sunday. He had no idea what the name of the shoe was. (let’s run later asked his agent, who said it’s the nike streak 3.)

Just do it, Kenenisa. Just do it.

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3 Responses to somewhere, a nike rep is cringing

  1. pscapp says:

    I used to run in Nikes until they took over the football, baseball, basketball, volleyball, hockey, softball, tennis, badminton, rugby, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, wrestling and whatever sport is left world. Too much is too much. I run in Saucony shoes from here in Pennsylvania founded on the banks of the Saucon River. Think local, run local, buy local running shoes.

    • gary says:

      I love that idea! (and i had no idea that’s where the name came from.) I’ve been running in Skechers recently for much the same reason. But I miss those Nike Waffle Trainers from back in the old days before things got so fancy …

      (in the “jeez louise i’m old” category, I remember going a year or so when they first started out not knowing whether it was pronounced SAWcony or sawCONy until I ran into a rep and asked. Still not sure how to pronounce nike.)

      p.s. yay for your comeback!!!! I hope the miles continue to treat you well.

      • pscapp says:

        My first running shoes in high school were made by the Patrick shoe company and we called them flats. Only the fast kids had spikes. Not me. I’m still running in flats 50 years later.

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