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    Black patent leather boots .. around 1970

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    Probably I guess I'd hazzarda t a guess that i liked hardly any footwear from the 1970s until about 1989 - when Trainers with pumping Air came in!!

    I never likd over-0sized garments in many-a-way (and shoes like so too), but i guess Doc Martens could fall into both catergory's at a push too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Probably I guess I'd hazzarda t a guess that i liked hardly any footwear from the 1970s until about 1989 - when Trainers with pumping Air came in!!

    I never likd over-0sized garments in many-a-way (and shoes like so too), but i guess Doc Martens could fall into both catergory's at a push too!
    Trainers hadn't been invented in my youth ... we had three choices as I recall .. black pumps , white pumps or Baseball boots ..



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    Trainers hadn't been invented in my youth ... we had three choices as I recall .. black pumps , white pumps or Baseball boots ..



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    Same yeah .... at least until i was 13 or 14

    To think we did PE at Primary and Secondary (a bit) in those awfull Fish Smelling Pumps ..... kids today would say it was breaching their Human Rights!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Same yeah .... at least until i was 13 or 14

    To think we did PE at Primary and Secondary (a bit) in those awfull Fish Smelling Pumps ..... kids today would say it was breaching their Human Rights!!!!
    I would agree with them, especially when the grips wore off the soles & you would slip around on a polished floor like an elephant on a skating rink.
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    I bought these last year. Retro Pods very like ones I had at school (except mine were yellow with one strap) I was surprised to hear a man who is a few years older than me say that he had a pair in the 70ís and that it wasnít uncommon for lads to wear the sandal version then.
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    Annoyingly my docs have both got split soles now..... never happened when I wore them when I was an Engineer, but it seems Office life was too much for them!

    I also have a pair of Brogues (royals) that I bought when back in the UK, just like the pair I had at school (except without the quarter tips).

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    I am certain that my late mother used to own a pair of sandals that felt as if you were stepping on a bed of nails when worn - I think they were made by Scholl and were made to massage one's feet, although the wearer used to get the imprint of the nail pattern on the soles of their feet for quite a while afterwards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mulletino View Post
    Annoyingly my docs have both got split soles now..... never happened when I wore them when I was an Engineer, but it seems Office life was too much for them!

    I also have a pair of Brogues (royals) that I bought when back in the UK, just like the pair I had at school (except without the quarter tips).

    We would (and a lo of lads was) in mega trouble wearing Doc Martins for school Mulletino mate, though yeah I always by about 18 dreamed of owning a pair and wish I had 2chanced" some for School instead of obvious Trainers - though by that tome Max griggs (of Rushden & Diamond.... great name it was I thought too - fame) was already heading towards his decline of his empire (or as he was as as in Charge) after their ill-fated 5 year spell in the Leauge and rising as high as Leauge 1 (or Division 2 in 2003)

    I think though, like with Windrunners - most Trainers these Days are mor better and more acceptable - even if the material is'nt as good .... the Designs say far far more for them i feel & thnk!

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