Sunday, December 30, 2007

House of Hoops

This is just a very small sample of the shoes available to wear when playing basketball. The prices range widely as does the selection for all kinds of activities: walking, running, jogging--boggles the mind. It helps when the salesperson knows the product, as did the man who helped our grandson. He steered us away from the more expensive Jordan shoes, which he thought were substandard compared with other lines. Our 13-year-old grandson got a terrific pair of size 13 basketball shoes, which, incidentally, are not featured on the photograph that I hastily snapped before we left. What kind of sneakers do you use?


  1. Nice shot of all the shoes. I run and walk quite a lot, so Adidas is my brand. But so many to choose from!

  2. Anonymous8:07 PM

    Oh my, just went through the same exercise with my husband, he was looking for tennis shoes... a frightening experience!

    Nathalie in Avignon

  3. it's amazing what they do with those these days. I have a 12 year old and he has some of the strangest sneakers I've ever seen!

  4. I guess I am old. I like the plain white K-Swiss or old style Nike, low top leather with a blue swish.

  5. Basketball is not a big thing around here, but I do need some new shoes that can stand a bit of sturdy walking. Maybe they can help me? There seem to be enough to choose from!

    A Happy Blogging New Year to You!

  6. Meilleurs Voeux pour 2008
    amour et tendresse, Amedée et moi te souhaitons tous nos vœux pour cette
    nouvelle année 2008. Alors champagne pour tous le monde.......

    Best Wishes for 2008
    Love and tenderness, Amedée and I wish you all our wishes for this
    New Year 2008. So champagne for all the world .......

  7. HaPpY nEw YeAr!!! Wishing you life's best this 2008!

    i heart manila

  8. Dear Kate,
    We wish you and your family all the happiness in the New Year 2008.
    Much love
    Jazzy and Lilly

  9. Wishing you a very Happy New Year Kate. Lucky you to start it in Mexico.
    Shoes...I'm glad my boys are grown and buying those items on their own.
    Me...I love my Rebock walking shoes. Not too expensive and give me just the right support.

  10. Hi Kate, Happy New Year from Sydney.

    And thank you for all your visits to Sydney DP this year. I value your visits and friendship across all these kilometres. I am off on holiday for a while, where the connection is bad, and there are better things to do, so probably no comments in the next little while :-)

    I have a pair of New Balance shoes for the gym or tennis, but Iam afraid I am rather "European" in my footwear choices....can't stand wearing runners/trainers/sneakers/sports shoes other than for ....well running/training/sneaking / sport!

  11. "Sneakers" as I call them are generaly priced much too high.
    That said, have a Happy New Year, Kate!!

  12. Happy New Year Kate!!

  13. Dear Kate: Wish shoes or barefoot, wishing you a wonderful new year with camera in hand. Look forward to sharing photos and stories. Happy new year to you and yours!

  14. I get cross training shoes since I go to the gym often and do lots of walking. I'm sure those price tags are a little scary. Anyways, Happy New Year's to you and your family.

  15. I have a new pair of Keens--not sneakers but great for all of the walking my ol' feet do each day.

    About the rhododendrons, I wish I were the gardener for them. Alas, that job is maintained by the apartment's employees. However, I must surely be the chief admirer of their toil!

  16. A lot of modern sneakers/tennis shoe/ running shoes look like alien creatures.

    I always had big feet, and as a child looked like a letter "L". I finally grew into them though. I wear 14. At 45, I think my feet finally stopped growing.


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