A little OT: Nike buying Converse

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A little OT: Nike buying Converse

Post by Wildabeast » Wed Jul 09, 2003 2:56 pm

Heh, those old VK shoes have a little historical value.


http://www.usatoday.com/money/industrie ... erse_x.htm



What's next? Converse-looking shoes with the Nike Swoosh on the side? Ain't the same, man. Sad.

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Post by Indiana » Thu Jul 10, 2003 4:09 pm

The deal gives Nike a "downstairs brand that they can sell in mass merchandise stores like Wal-Mart," says Terry Lefton, editor-at-large of Sports Business Daily. Analysts also say Nike is looking to cash in on the demand for "retro" shoes.
Now that's sad.....Converse gone Wal-Mart.... :(
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