From COMM 455 student Lorena Arias

In Lasting Impressions (Harvard Magazine, Vol 103, p.37, 2000), Harvard alum Edward Tenner laments the loss of stylish male footwear on campus. He also details the history of the shoemaking industry and writes that “footwear and higher education were once New England specialties.” Tenner discusses the rise of Sidney Winslow and the United Shoe Machinery Company, which built a monopoly on shoe production at the time. Apparently, JW took an interest in shoe reform, as Tenner writes, “the muckraking journalist Judson Welliver even attacked Winslow and United for virtually forcing the use of inferior materials that endangered the health of working-class shoe consumers.” Sounds like JW wouldn’t like Nike very much.

http://people.seas.harvard.edu/~jones/mckay/article.html

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