1984 - Volume #8, Issue #6, Page #30[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
High-Top Tennis Shoes Catch On In Texas
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).
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