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#326 2016-10-21 08:42:30

Moose Maclennan
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

I have a pair of PBs in their 'wider' fit. They're pretty narrow.

But otherwise true to size. UK 8.5 like all my other UK shoes.

 

#327 2016-10-21 11:58:31

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Cheers Bop/Moose/Baby.. F&M did indeed have some.. but only up to a size 9.. I jog on in Robert Parker mode therefore.. Thee quest continues..


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#328 2017-07-03 08:40:25

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

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#329 2017-07-31 15:10:01

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

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#330 2017-08-10 06:51:04

patrickf
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

a question regarding the converse 70 reissues: how do they run size wise compared to the regular chucks? should i size up/down? or do they run true to size? i am usually a us9.5 but in the regular chucks i wear a us8.5. any help is appreciated!

 

#331 2017-08-10 10:41:25

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

patrickf wrote:

a question regarding the converse 70 reissues: how do they run size wise compared to the regular chucks? should i size up/down? or do they run true to size? i am usually a us9.5 but in the regular chucks i wear a us8.5. any help is appreciated!

patrickf, I have looked into this myself, you and I seem to have the same size feet and I also usually wear size 9.5 in Adidas etc. but wear size 8.5 in regular Converse All-Stars, and checking with the fit guide for the '70 model on the company's website indicates I should try the same size I wear in regular Chucks, i.e., 8.5 .....

hope this helps, check the site for yourself, and if you do get a pair of the '70 model, please let us know how they fit and whether the N!ke site's fit guide is accurate in this case.


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#332 2017-08-10 11:40:43

patrickf
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

stanshall, thanks for your input. i saw those fit suggestions as well and i pulled the trigger on a 8.5. i'll keep you posted!

 

#333 2017-08-11 10:19:56

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

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#334 2017-08-13 18:34:13

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

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#335 2017-08-13 19:13:14

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Re: The Question of Sneakers

"The cheerful games." Or, you know, not.

I like Onitsuka Tiger a lot, had a lot of fun browsing a store of theirs I found in Berlin when I was there last year. I haven't seen them offered too much in the US, don't know if it's any different down your way stan... Actually owned by ASICS I believe... I really like how they consistently offer vintage designs...

I think I remember you bought some navy N!ke Cortez a while back, I hope they're treating you well... I love mine... Fun connections to the ad you just posted - "After its original unveiling in 1972 at the peak of the Munich Olympics, where it was being used by Team USA athletes, the Cortez steered N!ke to $800,000 USD worth of sales within its first year alone. This 100% sales increase on the brandís previous incarnation as a re-seller of Onitsuka Tiger products would catapult N!ke Inc. into the mainstream, build the foundations on which the behemothic company sits today and embed the Cortez within the psyche of the American people and pop culture in general."

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#336 2017-08-13 20:54:11

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

/\  good memory BB, unfortunately I couldn't get the fit right on the Cortez and I had to return them, which was galling because they looked good on me when I was marching about the house trying them on .....

the summer of '16 saw me order and return too many pairs of N!kes, including a couple of pairs of Roshes which Bop and Doghouse turned me on to, which looked great but rubbed me raw .....

currently my N!ke holdings include several good t-shirts, a couple of pairs of slides, and a couple of pairs of vintage ACG hiking boots (in great condition, fortunately)

their customer service has been great, I just wish their sneakers fit me better ..... I never used to have problems with them .....

I'm still after some good Dunks ......


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#337 2017-08-13 21:45:06

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

stanshall wrote:

/\  good memory BB, unfortunately I couldn't get the fit right on the Cortez and I had to return them, which was galling because they looked good on me when I was marching about the house trying them on .....

the summer of '16 saw me order and return too many pairs of N!kes, including a couple of pairs of Roshes which Bop and Doghouse turned me on to, which looked great but rubbed me raw .....

currently my N!ke holdings include several good t-shirts, a couple of pairs of slides, and a couple of pairs of vintage ACG hiking boots (in great condition, fortunately)

their customer service has been great, I just wish their sneakers fit me better ..... I never used to have problems with them .....

I'm still after some good Dunks ......

My Cortez don't fit me *exactly* right either, mainly the toebox... But I suck it up because I don't get blisters and I love 'em too much... But I do feel your pain...

Just saw that Brooks has a reissue of the Chariot out...

https://www.sdrunnersshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/brooks-chariot-dec-1985.png


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#338 2017-08-14 04:28:44

woofboxer
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/thumbs/1845_norman_walsh.jpg

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/


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#339 2017-08-14 05:50:30

stanshall
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From: Gilligan's Island
Posts: 10898

Re: The Question of Sneakers

Berkeley_Breathes wrote:

stanshall wrote:

/\  good memory BB, unfortunately I couldn't get the fit right on the Cortez and I had to return them, which was galling because they looked good on me when I was marching about the house trying them on .....

the summer of '16 saw me order and return too many pairs of N!kes, including a couple of pairs of Roshes which Bop and Doghouse turned me on to, which looked great but rubbed me raw .....

currently my N!ke holdings include several good t-shirts, a couple of pairs of slides, and a couple of pairs of vintage ACG hiking boots (in great condition, fortunately)

their customer service has been great, I just wish their sneakers fit me better ..... I never used to have problems with them .....

I'm still after some good Dunks ......

My Cortez don't fit me *exactly* right either, mainly the toebox... But I suck it up because I don't get blisters and I love 'em too much... But I do feel your pain...

Just saw that Brooks has a reissue of the Chariot out...

https://www.sdrunnersshop.com/wp-conten … c-1985.png

thanks BB, I do like the looks of the Brooks, going to look into them, had the Chariots on my radar for a while but they're not quite everywhere to be found like some other sneakers.

my question is whether to go for the sort of royal blue, the gray, or even the black ......

Woofboxer wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/thumbs/1845_norman_walsh.jpg

been interested in these since Tomiskinky brought them to my attention, but they're very hard to find in the USA, still, they look great for all the UKers into trainers

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/


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#340 2017-08-14 09:13:39

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

woofboxer wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … _walsh.jpg

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/

Awesome link woof, that's a brand that wasn't on my radar...

Another good place for "trainers" is Veja, it's all ethical materials... if you start feeling bad about their prices just remember it's doing good for the environment!

http://www.veja-store.com/en/

They have looks borrowed from/inspired by classic Converse, N!ke, Adidas, New Balance...


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#341 2017-08-14 11:30:08

Babbling Brooks
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

If you go to the oi polloi website you should be able to see adidas' remake of an old german army plim...I'm not completely taken by them but they are interesting..


Oh here's the official page

http://www.adidas.co.uk/bw-army-shoes/BZ0579.html

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#342 2017-08-14 11:55:44

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Babbling Brooks wrote:

If you go to the oi polloi website you should be able to see adidas' remake of an old german army plim...I'm not completely taken by them but they are interesting..


Oh here's the official page

http://www.adidas.co.uk/bw-army-shoes/BZ0579.html

Cool! Here's a highsnobiety article about the originals:

http://www.highsnobiety.com/2014/04/22/ … y-trainer/

Thanks for the link BB, I didn't know about these, and it's a total intersection of a lot of my interests. I wish we got sneakers like this... Sadly it would probably be made by the Skilcraft and be suited to absolutely no one's feet... Not everyone gets to be Special Forces and have their stuff made by Patagonia, sadly...


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#343 2017-08-14 18:54:53

stanshall
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

/\  I saw those German Army Adidas when they came out here a month or two ago, they looked good, but you know, the association left me a bit cold ... design-wise I liked them ......


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#344 2017-08-14 23:11:50

RobbieB
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

woofboxer wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … _walsh.jpg

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/

I'm interested in buying Walsh trainers, especially at sale prices but the online shop seems to be out of nearly all sizes in all styles.


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#345 2017-08-15 02:43:03

Tomiskinky
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

RobbieB wrote:

woofboxer wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … _walsh.jpg

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/

I'm interested in buying Walsh trainers, especially at sale prices but the online shop seems to be out of nearly all sizes in all styles.

They only make small numbers by todays standards - all hand (machine) made by a small work force, so finding your size in in your preferred colour in the sale will always be tough, what was the model you were after?

Blitz vintage off Brick Lane has a stack load of those army sneakers

Last edited by Tomiskinky (2017-08-15 02:47:13)


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#346 2017-08-15 03:02:08

RobbieB
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Tomiskinky wrote:

RobbieB wrote:

woofboxer wrote:

http://forums.filmnoirbuff.com/uploads/ … _walsh.jpg

Norman Walsh trainers. Made in the UK and featuring reissues that they have supplied to various British Olympic teams. Each model is available in different color schemes from the subduded to the not subdued at all.

50% off at present if anyone's interested.

http://www.normanwalshuk.com/

I'm interested in buying Walsh trainers, especially at sale prices but the online shop seems to be out of nearly all sizes in all styles.

They only make small numbers by todays standards - all hand (machine) made by a small work force, so finding your size in in your preferred colour in the sale will always be tough, what was the model you were after?

Blitz vintage off Brick Lane has a stack load of those army sneakers

i'm just getting back into running so I am interested in trying out the 'old school ' trainers and the elite fell running shoes.I quite like the look of the tornado yellow green white trainers as well. I seem to remember that Walsh are on the small size for running and I take a 10 shoe size. With New Balance I use a size 12 for running.


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#347 2017-08-15 03:14:08

Tomiskinky
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

Nice, I run a bit myself but get tendonitis, probably brought on by cycling and not stretching enough, then running and pulling my calf muscles.
I used to wear their fell shoes when running for the school back in the 80s.


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#348 2017-08-15 05:36:12

woofboxer
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From: Staines-upon-Thames, Middlesex
Posts: 6029

Re: The Question of Sneakers

Remember when Oliver, who insisted that all things in his life be retro, caused severe damage to his feet by going out running in vintage Keds? ....lol

He was a cracker, shame we don't hear anything from him anymore. It seems from his FB page that he's heavily into politics and campaigning on social issues and probably can't be bothered with trivia like clothes. ..... he seems to be into some sort of communist ideaology - mid century retro politics I guess!


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#349 2017-08-15 07:20:47

RobbieB
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Re: The Question of Sneakers

woofboxer wrote:

Remember when Oliver, who insisted that all things in his life be retro, caused severe damage to his feet by going out running in vintage Keds? ....lol

He was a cracker, shame we don't hear anything from him anymore. It seems from his FB page that he's heavily into politics and campaigning on social issues and probably can't be bothered with trivia like clothes. ..... he seems to be into some sort of communist ideaology - mid century retro politics I guess!

the retro Walsh trainers are proper running shoes and if you are not heavy on your feet (or over weight) I reckon they are okay. However after running for over 15 years injury free I managed to get a foot injury this spring running in NB shoes, when trying to get back into training. I think there is a lot of hype re running shoes but I wouldn't run in Keds.
I wonder if Oliver is still into Ivy clothes? He certainly had the most impressive of wardrobes.


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#350 2017-08-15 13:07:28

Berkeley_Breathes
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From: 1979
Posts: 1192

Re: The Question of Sneakers

woofboxer wrote:

Remember when Oliver, who insisted that all things in his life be retro, caused severe damage to his feet by going out running in vintage Keds? ....lol

He was a cracker, shame we don't hear anything from him anymore. It seems from his FB page that he's heavily into politics and campaigning on social issues and probably can't be bothered with trivia like clothes. ..... he seems to be into some sort of communist ideaology - mid century retro politics I guess!

Ha! I was a lurker but remember reading about that, incredible... True Ivy commitment! I was just reading about Steve Prefontaine, it's truly amazing seeing those old handmade Bill Bowerman Nikes and imagining running those times in those things... Part of my wants them, and part of me (the bigger part) knows it would be a disaster for my feet...


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