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    Quote Originally Posted by battyrat View Post
    What ever happened to Bumper boots. They were popular in the early to mid 70's.
    when I was a kid I had a pair of shoes that my parents called my bumpers, but they were more like trainers. A bit like converse all stars, navy canvas with white markings. Does anyone remember these?
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    That sounds like them. Came in all sorts of colours but I remember red or blue mostly. White decoration and laces was common on them including a disc of rubber on the ankle. I think I wore mine to pieces. Could say they were the ancestors of modern trainers.

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    I remember when Kickers became fashionable with Casuals in the 80s. Before that, a girl at school used to wear them and people took the mick out of her!



    I always thought they looked like shoes that fell into the category "if your mum made you wear them you'd cry".

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    Probably I'd hazzard at a guess that the dear old Doc Martins have slipped off the radar now, and that Converse and Vans seem to have replaced them I think!

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    I still see plenty of Doc Martens around, there is a shop in Manchester that mostly stocks them.
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    Back in the sixties ( before trainers had been invented) we wore plimsoles /pumps (black or white ) !!


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    All of us kids had them, even if it was just for school. I can remember being made to do a road run in them in secondary in the late 70's.Talk about sore feet. Real Road slappers and nothing to support the foot properly.

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    I remember wearing Creepers, they were a white pair of shoes with a buckle fastener, mum used to whiten them every few days.

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    I recall going through a phase of wearing the latest thing ... think they were known as 'baseball boots' / they were black with white edgings and went past the ankle .


    Very similar to these ..



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    Quote Originally Posted by 80sChav View Post
    Probably I'd hazzard at a guess that the dear old Doc Martins have slipped off the radar now, and that Converse and Vans seem to have replaced them I think!
    I am wearing a pair right now! (with my jeans rolled up to the tops - stops the jean colour coming off on the boot)

    Camel Suede eight hole (i.e 16 eyes in total per boot).

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