Complex – A (Very) Brief Cultural History of the Adidas Rod Laver (2011)

A look at some of the history behind the Rod Laver shoes, the article makes mention of the use in footbag.

It is a shoe that speaks softly and carries a big stick, ubiquitous without over-saturation, and classic more for application than for association. 

The flat toe of the Laver’s second iteration drew attention of footbag-kicking hippies, the most industrious of which developed a special lacing technique to further promote the shoe’s potential in the sport. As the official shoe of the World Footbag Association, denying the adoption of the Rod Laver in subculture is a moot point.

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