Unusual Sneakers From Around The World (Brazil)

Being on the World Wide Web, Charlie's Sneaker Pages are literally read around the world. One of my readers, Jorge, periodically sends me pictures of Brazilian sneakers:

All-Star (before 2003):

Ankle Patch:   "America's No. 1 All Star - Julius Sixers"These are NOT your usual Chucks! As Jorge pointed out, "Here in Brazil, the All-Star brand and the star logo are registered for another shoemaker, who makes a very poor clone of the Chuck's." (This changed in 2003; see below.) Jorge was mystified by the reference to "Julius Sixers," but I figured out it was likely a reference to "Julius Erving... of the Philadelphia Seventy-Sixers." Indeed, in his heyday, Julius was "America's No. 1 All Star."


Because of their interesting name, the Charly sneakers got their own Web page.

Converse (2004):

Converse "Chuck Taylor"All Star sneakers as sold in Brazil in 2004This is a picture of the shoes the Brazilian Converse affiliate is selling as of early 2004. The heel patch looks like those on Chucks back when I (Charlie) was happily wearing my first pair.


Picture of five different Iris-brand sneakersThese are five different sneakers from the IRIS brand.

Rainha (means "Queen"):

Brazilian "Rainha" (Queen) canvas sneakersAccording to Jorge, the Rainha brand is well-established in Brazil. Among their products are low-top sneakers very similar to Chucks.

White Rainha "MTV" sneakersThese are the Rainha "MTV" sneakers, which are out of production. They also have a MTV logo on the insole... I didn't get a picture of the insole, but here's the heel patch. They were also available in black, green, or navy.


Brazilian "Redley" canvas sneakers in red and blueThese Brazilian sneakers are from the Redley brand, and look very much like classic VANS sneakers.


Warrior high-top basketball sneakers in black canvasThese Warrior brand sneakers are available in Brazil, and were imported from China. Note that they have three Buick Ventiports instead of the usual two.

Warrior high-top basketball sneakers in white canvas

Back to the top of Charlie's Sneaker Pages!

Last Updated: 25 February 2017

Search for more shoes:

Click here to send E-mail to Charlie.

Charlie's Sneaker Pages copyright 1995-2024 by Charles L. Perrin.

READERS PLEASE NOTE: Names of athletic shoe manufacturers, shoe styles, and technologies may be trademarked by the manufacturers. Charlie's Sneaker Pages uses these names solely to describe the shoes with the same familiar nomenclature used by the manufacturer and recognized by the reader.