During the 1950's and 1960's, the United States and the Former Soviet Union prepared for a war that never came. Machines, men, and (from what this picture of Air Force Academy training indicates) sneakers were at the ready... complete with an ever-watchful radome in the distance.
Historians have proposed many factors that may have led to the end of the Cold War; have any proposed that the Former Soviet Union was unable to perfect their version of the Chuck?
Here is a picture of some sneakers made by "PF Industries" for the United States Army. The man who sent me the picture told me they are available from time to time as Army surplus, complete with the original packaging.
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