It's been many years since the city of Akron truly had rights to call itself the "Rubber Capital of the World."
But the town still dubs itself "Rubber City." After all, Akron remains home to Goodyear's headquarters, technical center and race tire production; Bridgestone's Technical Center and R&D campus, as well as Indy Car race tire manufacturing; the University of Akron's polymer college; and any number of other tech centers, suppliers and smaller rubber product firms.
And to this day, any number of businesses have incorporated the term "Rubber City" into their company names.
One in particular—Rubber City Clothing—has made a successful business by selling a good deal of items paying homage to the tire and rubber industry history of Akron.