«Previous    Next»
High-Top Tennis Shoes Catch On In Texas
Texas cowboys are starting to wear a new boot in their off hours that cornbines the comfort of a tennis shoe with the support of a boot.
The "Teny Lama" is the brainchild of Louis Lama, president of the Tony Lama Company, El Paso, Texas. At first, the laughter was "long and loud", according to a company representative, until a few cowboys tried them on and discovered they're really comfortable.
The tops of the new boots are leather but the soles are rubber. The non-functional shoelaces are strictly decorative. With jeans down over the top of the elaborately stitched tops, the boots look like ordinary sneakers.
The "Teny Lamas" sell for $135 and are available in white, blue, brown, or red.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Tony Lama Co., Inc., 137 Tony Lama Drive, El Paso, Tex. 79915 (ph 915 778-8311).

  Click here to download page story appeared in.

  Click here to read entire issue

To read the rest of this story, download this issue below or click here to register with your account number.
Order the Issue Containing This Story
1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6