Adidas Kampung

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Adidas Kampung is a generic name for cheap black rubber shoes that are usually made in Malaysia. Being made 100% out of rubber, they are waterproof, easy to dry, and thus ideal for trekking in tropical weather.[1] They gained attention in the blogosphere when they were featured as having been used by local climbers to win various climbathons such as the Mount Kinabalu International Climbathon held in Sabah.[2][3] One particular model comes with four yellow stripes and studded soles, and is commonly used by villagers to play football. Its similarities to the famed stripes on Adidas shoes earned it the moniker Adidas Kampung, or the Village Adidas.

Adidas Kampungs are easily found in sundry shops in the villages of Malaysia for under RM10.00.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jungle shoe called the Adidas Kampung -". my-rainforest-adventures.com. December 15, 2008. 
  2. ^ DRIZAD (August 29, 2007). "He only used ‘ADIDAS KAMPUNG’, but still won the Climbathon ’07". mount-kinabalu-borneo.com. 
  3. ^ Rainer Fong, Durie (October 23, 2011). "Rubber tapper claims fourth title in challenging Mt Kinabalu race". The Star Online. Archived from the original on November 28, 2011.