Now you can be part of a global athletic shoe phenomenon that began with the simplest of ideas. Back in the 1970s, an architect and runner named Robert Gamm decided he'd like a pair of training shoes that featured a zippered pocket with enough capacity to carry his locker key and a little money.
KangaROOS® Sneakers at Payless
With that inspiration, KangaROOS® sneakers were born. Today, Payless has joined the KangaROOS® parade with the Pocketpass: sneakers for women, men, and kids. There are even KangaROOS® for infants.
Why KangaROOS®? Easy: Not only do they have that famous side pocket, they also offer a breathable mesh upper to help keep your feet cool and dry, and a comfort sock. You'll feel like you're walking or running on air, and the kids can jump and play to their hearts' content.
The KangaROOS® Legacy
Then there's the KangaROOS® legacy. These shoes have been to the Olympics. In 1992, in Barcelona, the entire US running team competed in KangaROOS®. WWE star Rick Steiner, also known as The Dog-Faced Gremlin, wore red, knee-high KangaROOS® when he fought. Auto racers and tennis players have declared KangaROOS® sneakers big winners. Now, they're available in more than 60 countries — and, of course, at Payless.
When you visit Payless, you'll find KangaROOS® Pocketpass sneakers in an impressive lineup. Whether you're looking for men's, women's, or kids' styles, you'll find them in a variety of colors — all featuring a sporty design with the cool KangaROOS® logo on the side. Then there's that pocket: Just zip it open, drop your valuables in, and get going. It's the perfect place for kids to store their small treasures, and for you to keep a little spare change.
KangaROOS® have grown from one man's simple idea into a leading performance brand. Robert Gamm is gone now, but his legacy lives on in the continuing success of the shoes he invented. Look for them at your local Payless store, or shop online: You'll be part of something special.