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Part of the rea­son why sneak­ers took over the Earth is that dur­ing WWII the U.S. Gov­ern­ment de­creed that ev­ery mem­ber of its not in­con­sid­er­able mil­i­tary should re­ceive one pair of rub­ber-soled shoes, namely, the P.F. Fly­ers Grounder. These are those shoes, al­beit with the ben­e­fit of seven ex­tra decades of sports shoe tech­nol­ogy built into them. Per­fect for pitch­ing base­balls or parad­ing around your smart ca­sual of­fice, they can be found in Aus­tralia at men’s style re­vival­ists Pick­ings & Parry. pick­ingsand­parry.com LR

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