Old Sneakers - 1922 All-Purpose Sneakers

Montgomery Ward 1992 all-purpose Canvas Rubber Sole Footwear for Work, Play or Everyday Wear (black or white, low or high top)

When I was a kid in the 1960's, there were two basic decisions to make about sneakers:

  1. Color:
  2. Style:

The Montgomery Ward shopper of 1922 had the exact same two decisions. These all-purpose sneakers were recommended for "house wear, tennis, gymnasium, and outings." There were sizes available for nearly every customer.

Pricing was as follows (plus 8¢ postage per pair):

TYPE High-top Low-top
MEN'S 98¢ 89¢
WOMEN'S 93¢ white/95¢ black 79¢
BOYS AND GIRLS 85¢ small/89¢ large 73¢ small/79¢ large
LITTLE KIDS No high-tops for little kids 65¢

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