The adidas Country Ripple shoe features a clear rubber bottom with an embedded Trefoil logo.
The ASICS Counter wrestling shoe shows off its textured sole design, similar to many other wrestling shoes.
Converse may have jumped the gun bringing out the All Star 2000 in 1996, but it brings the classic "Chuck Taylor" patch to a new location. (However, the "shoe size stamped on the bottom of the shoe" went away in the process.)
The first Converse design with helium cushioning, the Converse He:01 basketball shoe, has a sole with nubs.
Converse updated the traditional "Stripe-Star-Stripe" version of the suede All Star of the early 1970's with the Premium All Star. They also made some updates to the outsole. (No more "shoe size stamped on the bottom of the shoe" here, either.)
With that dramatic, multicolored "F", nobody would mistake the outsole of the FILA Grant Hill 2 basketball shoe with a Nike product!
The clear ice rubber outsole of the FILA FX-100 sneaker, however, doesn't provide such a dramatic display.
There isn't a Nike logo on the outsole of either
the Air Jordan 11 or the Air Jordan 13 (or anywhere on either shoe). However, they both feature the JUMPMAN logo.
New Balance Athletic Shoe may not be as large as Nike, but they have also mastered the art of encoding the manufacturer's name or logo in the sneaker outsole pattern.
Nike does not limit the outsole information to their basketball
shoes; they also make certain that their name is legible on their aerobic shoes!
What are those colorful blobs floating down the river? They're Nike Air Deschütz sport sandals! (Maybe somebody coming feet first...)
The Nike Air Digs volleyball shoe doesn't have a Nike logo, but the outside edge does remind the user of Nike "AIR."
This is the sole of the Nike Air Max Rampant womens' aerobic shoe.
These examples from the Nike lineup (Air Darwin, Air Strong, and Air Super CB) add additional graphic information to the traditional herringbone outsole pattern:
This is the sole of the Reebok Club C tennis shoe.
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