Years ago, when the World Cup was held in France, I picked up the sweetest sneakers while backpacking in Europe. They were made by a company called Patrick especially for the World Cup. They had sneakers to represent every country! My first two picks were Italy and France (SOLD OUT) so I went with Jamaica. They were fun – yellow and green. I wore those shoes out as I traipsed through Europe that summer. I wore those shoes WAY past their life and was so sad when they could go on longer. I search for a comparable pair all the time. I found some during the last World Cup via another blog. Lo and behold, they were ONLY available in Europe. I found this pair today commemorating the 2012 Olympics. All I’ve been able to find is a patriotic shoe from New Balance. It’s a nice shoe, but I wonder, will I ever be able to replace my World Cup kicks?