I asked her for Adidas and she bought me Zips!
Adidas is a German shoe company that was founded in 1949 and Zips is a sneaker company made by Stride Rite.
Adidas were extremely popular sneaker brand in the ‘80s — see for example Run-DMC’s “My Adidas”.
Zips, on the other hand, were considered unpopular shoes worn by little children: they were fastened with Velcro instead of laces, for kids who weren’t good at tying their shoes.
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