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#26 2015-03-27 12:27:29

Worried Man
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Tomiskinky wrote:

Keds are good WM, but soak up every odour!

You say that as if it's a bad thing.  smile

I'll check out the Adders.


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#27 2015-03-27 12:48:16

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Tomiskinky wrote:

Keds are good WM, but soak up every odour!

My two-penneth is to look at the Walsh — Pennine Adder made in Bolton England, they had a brilliant ripple sole and are mentally light, perfect for walking around. Colours can be a bit mad, I have the grey and blue. Might look a touch modern but have hardly changed since they were launched in the 60s.

was trying to remember these Tom, I'm mad to try a pair, but I don't think anybody in the States has got them and without a chance to try them on blah blah blah ....

but yeah, I'd be on them in a second if I could because made in the UK still floats this Ivy mannish boy's boat in a big way, as it always did .... you know how much we loved our made in England and made in Scotland and that has never changed for me ..... the Transatlantic look is where it's at for us American aficionados ...


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#28 2015-03-27 12:54:40

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Desert Boots for me or NB made in UK/USA . Have worn Walsh for running.

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#29 2015-03-27 13:12:47

Worried Man
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Those Adders are cool looking sneakers.  Akin to NB in a way.  But they're way too sporty for my grandpa steelo at the mo.  If I would have known about those in high school I would have been the coolest kid on the block.  Not that I wasn't anyway.  Okay... I wasn't.  Not saying they're kids shoes or anything like that... just that I would have dug them way deeper when I was wearing my NB.


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#30 2015-03-27 13:32:53

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

They work well with a 60/40 and denim/khaki look - that mountaineer ivy vibe Bop nails

Happy to proxy if you want to try them any of my US chums.


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#31 2015-03-27 14:40:39

sonofstan
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I like the look of those Adders, but I can't deal with a Union Jack on anything - or any national flag come to that, even my own.

 

#32 2015-03-27 15:40:03

Tomiskinky
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

They play heavily on the made in GB tag, which is fair enough - provenance is a big factor in this product, and the 5 people who work in the factory making these should a rightly proud. If I could I would offer to work on a re-brand for them, but i'm not sure I could get them to drop that, it's something I am working on.


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#33 2015-03-27 20:19:27

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Tomiskinky wrote:

They work well with a 60/40 and denim/khaki look - that mountaineer ivy vibe Bop nails

Happy to proxy if you want to try them any of my US chums.

nice offer Tom, much appreciated .... btw Union Jack would not be a dealbreaker for me, has no UKIP or skin connotations here ....

and yes Bop nails the rugged mountaineer early '70s Late Ivy look like nobody's business


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#34 2015-03-28 00:52:53

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

You really can't go wrong with Vans. Great design, and they're only $45. I highly recommend.

http://a3.zassets.com/images/z/6/4/9/6491-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

http://a2.zassets.com/images/z/1/2/4/12486-p-MULTIVIEW.jpg

http://a1.zassets.com/images/103/103787/1396-527616-p.jpg

 

#35 2015-03-28 05:25:17

Armchaired
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

For you UK sods JS have got these Classic Sperry Canvas Sneakers: Available in-store and on-line at the moment

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/armchaired/JSA_zpswrzfqnib.jpg

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/armchaired/JSB_zps8t1jjtoj.jpg

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/armchaired/JSC_zpsn9omxk5x.jpg


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#36 2015-03-28 05:50:57

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Scored a pair of the blue canvas off oipolloi in the sale, I'm more a Sperry than vans man, slightly less casual looking I that makes sense. Not seen the slip on before.


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#37 2015-03-28 06:24:00

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Anybody knows how the sizing on Sperry is? I wear size 8 on Clarks dessies, would 8.5 be good for Sperrys?


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#38 2015-03-28 06:53:25

Tomiskinky
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I'm an 8 in Clark's and an 8 in Sperry


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#39 2015-03-28 08:49:09

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

http://www.arteysportweb.com/wp-content/uploads/zissou-adidas-00.jpg


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#40 2015-03-28 11:30:35

Tomiskinky
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Haha, me and the missus were just saying we should watch that^

Not a fan of those mind, but great hats. I've really gone off adidas - used to do some great bits, now it's all a bit disco! I blame that Jeremy Scott collection with panda bears and gold!

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#41 2015-03-28 11:47:00

Leer R.
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Spring courts at least look very tempting... Expensive as if they were made in France. Are they?

http://www.toa.st/product/mens+shoes/9F … FAD6_white


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#42 2015-03-29 02:32:12

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Tomiskinky wrote:

Haha, me and the missus were just saying we should watch that^

Not a fan of those mind, but great hats. I've really gone off adidas - used to do some great bits, now it's all a bit disco! I blame that Jeremy Scott collection with panda bears and gold!

oh yeah, like I said above, Jeremy Scott is the culprit ... totally out of Party Monster, wackadoo club kid stuff ....

btw was just joking about the Zissou, I don't think they were ever available to the public ....

but the movie is likeable even though I'm not really a fan of the director ...

btw for those in the US who might be interested I found a place that sells the Walsh sneakers here, South Willard, a shop in LA , which has them in black and navy

was thinking about you and Oliver with your cloud logo Sperry CVO reissues versus Tommy, Doghouse, Bop and me with our Vans .....

found some cloud logos after looking for a while but I have to say I like the grippiness of the Vans plus they're half the price ..... still might jump on the Sperrys though ....


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#43 2015-04-06 08:10:59

4F Hepcat
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I'll sport Top Siders on the beach, but that's about it, they're not a comfy sport shoe mind you. The terrace casual look has been rendered null and obsolete for a long time now. But in saying all that, I still have a soft spot for Adidas Los Angeles which were GBP 74.50 back in '84 as I remember, way out of my price league.


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#44 2015-04-06 09:28:34

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

4F Hepcat wrote:

But in saying all that, I still have a soft spot for Adidas Los Angeles which were GBP 74.50 back in '84 as I remember, way out of my price league.

Hep
Are we taking the Los Angeles (based on the gazelle style and part of the 'city' range) or the LA Trainer ( with the peg 'shock absorbers in the heel ?


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#45 2015-04-06 09:29:51

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

The L.A. Trainer with the shock absorbers in the heel. Oh, how I coverted a pair of these!


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#46 2015-04-06 09:36:27

Acton_Baby
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

^I hear you fella, my face was pressed against the window of my local sports-shop admiring them back-in-the-day.
Weirdly the re-issues are cheaper now than they were back in the day.

I still have a soft spot for Adidas Munchen (in navy with white trim) and Puma Bluebirds (ideally in the delightfully named 'Aztec Blue'), but couldn't get away with wearing anymore, sneakers never seem to go with well pressed trousers.


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#47 2015-04-06 09:44:36

4F Hepcat
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I bought a pair of the re-editions back in the late nineties, in grey, not the original blue, for about 39 quid as I remember. They had flourescent stripes!


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#48 2015-04-06 10:08:02

Acton_Baby
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I never got round to a pair on the re-issues, I'd discovered Vans by that point for casual wear and NB for actually running.
I'm still fascinated by the 'peg' heel tho', did it actually make any difference ?


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#49 2015-04-06 10:20:56

Oliver
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

AC, those Top Siders aren't the classic model sold at JS (and apparently exclusive to the UK market) are they? Mine don't have the stitched fabric on the back or the logo on the rubber sole.

 

#50 2015-04-08 14:54:09

Worried Man
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

http://blog.modernmechanix.com/mags/Life/6-1949/keds_king.jpg


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