The Thorpe pays tribute to one of the greatest Competitors of all-time Jim Thorpe. During the 1912 Olympics, Thorpe's shoes were stolen prior to the second day of the decathlon. Didn't matter. Thorpe wore mismatched shoes and went on to win the event.
Competitors understand that not everything will go the way they want, but their power is in how they respond. It feels "old school" by today's standards to have the Competitor Mindset that isn't making excuses, but that mindset is still the one that winners have.