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Post by robbos » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:29 pm

Evening All

Just joined and enjoying the wii wi-fi - censored I forgot how good super mario world is. Anyone here also into retro/vintage trainers?
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Post by MC1 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:32 pm

I loved my Adidas Option RL I had when I was at school, till I nearly broke my ankle playing footie in them.

Frigging hell, they were big trainers.
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 8:44 pm

I had an old pair of Pumas that I really liked and I want a new pair. No idea what the type was though. Is there somewhere that catalogues these things that can be browsed?
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Post by merman » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:37 pm

Oh, the humiliation of wearing Dunlop Green Flash when your mates had Nike... :oops:
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Post by MC1 » Sun Sep 30, 2007 11:04 pm

Can you remember Nike Wallywaffle?
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Post by Xesh » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:55 am

I always used Reebok. Every pair of Nike I had fell apart in less than 6 months. :evil:

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:07 am

Xesh wrote:I always used Reebok. Every pair of Nike I had fell apart in less than 6 months. :evil:
This seems to be a universal truth. Nikes were nice soft leather, but the only pair I ever had disintegrated.

Generally we stuck with Adidas and Puma.
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Post by rupert » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:42 am

I like retro style new trainers (not scally classics) mainly adidas. I've just purchased my 3rd pair of Micropacers, cant wait for them to arrive :D

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Post by bolda » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:53 am

I've got a pair of Gola at the moment... would never have dreamed of wearing Gola when I was a kid like, but it's cool now because they're retro! :D

I used to prefer trainer "boots" to tranier "shoes", they seemed to be all the rage when I was a kid. I remember having some fantastic boots, oncluding a pair of "Arrrow" and several pairs of "Pony"...
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Post by Randall Flagg » Mon Oct 01, 2007 9:53 am

bolda wrote:I've got a pair of Gola at the moment... would never have dreamed of wearing Gola when I was a kid like, but it's cool now because they're retro! :D

I used to prefer trainer "boots" to tranier "shoes", they seemed to be all the rage when I was a kid. I remember having some fantastic boots, oncluding a pair of "Arrrow" and several pairs of "Pony"...
Yeah, I always war huge massive trainer boots. they made ur feet luk like six sizes bigger than they were an were covered in like 50 different colour of reflective stripe.....
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Post by crazylegs » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:34 am

I used to have some puma Discs I remember they cost about £90 new i ordered them from a kays catalogue without my mums permision. She werent happy.
They were cool trainers though but i prefered the reebok pump basket ball trainers with hexalite.
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Post by felgekarp » Mon Oct 01, 2007 10:58 am

merman wrote:Oh, the humiliation of wearing Dunlop Green Flash when your mates had Nike... :oops:
Not as humiliating as getting your arse tanned with one though.
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Post by merman » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:24 pm

felgekarp wrote:
merman wrote:Oh, the humiliation of wearing Dunlop Green Flash when your mates had Nike... :oops:
Not as humiliating as getting your arse tanned with one though.
What you and your friends got up to is no concern of mine ;)
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Post by felgekarp » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:42 pm

merman wrote:
felgekarp wrote:
merman wrote:Oh, the humiliation of wearing Dunlop Green Flash when your mates had Nike... :oops:
Not as humiliating as getting your arse tanned with one though.
What you and your friends got up to is no concern of mine ;)
Hey we were young, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it :D
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Post by djcarlos » Mon Oct 01, 2007 3:17 pm

I had Reebok Pumps....they were great, until the time I SNAPPED MY ACHILLES TENDON while wearing a pair on a school sponsored walk.

I put my foot down a rabbit hole after about nine miles, heard and felt a snap but carried on.

The support from the trainers was so good, I walked another ELEVEN MILES and finished the sponsored walk, and then walked another FIVE MILES home.

Then I deflated the Reeboks.

Oh...my...god.
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