Patriotic American Sneakers

Red, white, and blue: a catchy color combination if there ever was one. You'll see it everywhere from the canopies of Chevron stations to the ankle patch of the Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star to US Postal Service vehicles.

Let's hear it for the old (and new!) red, white, and blue sneakers!

adidas Antelope:

The adidas Antelope was one of the leather adidas track training shoes of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It was predominately white, but featured red and blue stripes (red - blue - red order).

adidas Wilhelm Bungert:

adidas Wilhelm Bungert tennis sneaker (white/blue/red)This adidas style, the Wilhelm Bungert, was (oddly enough) worn by its German namesake. Wrong colors for Germany, right colors here in the USA.

ASICS Top Seven:

ASICS Top Seven shoe: red, white, and blueThe ASICS Top Seven shoe comes in a number of color combinations... including red, white, and blue.

Converse Academy:

Converse Academy shoe: white leather, red stripes, blue starThe Converse Academy is a 2002 reissue of the classic "stripe-star-stripe" leather All Star of the early to mid 1970's. Both times, Converse produced this color combination.

Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star "Stars and Bars":

Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star "Stars and Bars" high-topThe "Stars and Bars" were originally a 1992 seasonal selection for Converse. However, by popular demand, this design was elevated to "CORE" (normally always in the warehouse) status.

Converse "Chuck Taylor" All Star "Stars and Bars" low-topHowever, after the 9/11 attacks, some on-line merchants reported that the Converse warehouse was sucked dry for several weeks.

Converse Pro Leather:

Converse Pro Leather high-top in white with blue and red trim

Nike Cortez:

Nike Cortez: white leather, red SWOOSH and heel patch, blue midsole trimOne of the many Nike Cortez color schemes is a white leather model with a red SWOOSH and heel patch and a blue layer in the midsole.

Nike Footsweep:

Nike Footsweep wrestling shoe - white with blue and red trimThese Nike wrestling shoes feature a red, white, and blue color scheme.

Nike Air Huarache 2004 iD:

Nike Air Huarache 2004 iD basketball shoe, white with blue/black/red trimThis is an example of what can be built by NIKEiD.

Nike USA Presto:

Nike USA Presto - side viewThe Nike USA Presto is a shoe that features a red, white, and blue color scheme (mostly blue with white and red thrown in). Proceeds from this particular colorway were donated to 9/11 relief efforts.

Nike USA Presto - front and back viewsThe heels of the Nike USA Presto have "USA" in silver printing, and each tongue features an American flag.

PRO-Keds Royal Suede:

PRO-Keds Royal Suede Hi-Cut in blue with red stripesOne of the 2003 colorways of the PRO-Keds Royal Suede was a blue with red stripes and white rubber parts.

Puma "Clyde"/Puma Suede:

One of the Puma "Clyde" color reissues that has been available is blue suede with a red formstrip and a white midsole and outsole. However, the blue is somewhat lighter than the typical "red, white, and blue" blue.


I remember that one of my late aunts had a pair of red, white, and blue sneakers in 1976 for the American Bicentennial. They looked like a pair of Nike Cortez, except they featured a "76" on the side instead of the SWOOSH.

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