The Kangaroos Combat Sneaker

The Kangaroos Combat sneaker made history and turned into a jogging juggernaut when athlete Bill Rodgers broke the world record at the 1979 Boston Marathon.

The novel shoe with a small pocket for holding the keys proved to be the hottest thing for runners everywhere and went on to become one of the standard choices for anyone taking up jogging.

Kangaroos Combat Sneaker

Combat was born out of pure necessity. Robert Gamm, its inventor needed some place to keep his home key and some change while he was doing his daily 10 kilometer run through the city, so he got the idea to sew a small zippered pocket on the sneakers, since he only needed so much space.

The idea actually picked up very well and KangarROOS became one to the top US brands in the 80s, offering among others, one of the first widely known sports technologies: the NASA tested Dynacoil cushioning system. KangaROOS was one of the main brands on top of the jogging craze that swept the US.

Among the athletese that regularly used these shoes are Walter Payton, Ozzie Smith and Clyde Drexler.

These days, with 30 years of history, KangaROOS reintroduced the classic Combat shoe, in a nice variety of colors. They come in a low price and are extremely comfortable. As far as the look, they bring back that 70s feel that retro lovers like so much. Of course, the side pocket is still there, ready to keep your change.

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