RUN FASHION FORWARD
The original shoes with pockets.
The story of KangaROOS shoes began in 1979, when the jogging craze swept the States and a jogger named Bob Gamm needed a place to store his keys and change while he was out for his daily jog. As necessity is the mother of invention, Gamm came up with the KangaROOS design for an athletic shoe with a small zippered pocket, big enough to hold a locker key and a few coins whilst he ran.
Bob came up with the name KangaROOS for his shoes, because the kangaroo jumps 25 feet per step whilst running. It never looks back, only forward and it has a pocket. “The Original Shoes With Pockets” were born.
Gamm’s vision became one of the top five performance brands in the USA, whilst quickly gaining popularity in Europe. The brand has sponsored various athletes from motor racing, tennis and aerobics also become brand ambassadors. At the 1992 Barcelona Olympics, the US running team all compete in KangaROOS footwear.
KangaROOS is a truly global lifestyle brand selling footwear, apparel and accessories in over 60 countries. The brand still remains true to its sports heritage and continues to challenge the basic aesthetic of design that Gamm started many years ago.