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First Branded Pair Of Trainers You Owned

Following on from a pub discussion (as this is a football forum, I'm sure there will be some trainer afficiandos on here) - what was the first branded pair of trainers you ever owned?

Mine were Adidas Kick - saved up for 6 months to get them and performed a variety of surgeries over the year or so I had them to keep them going.
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  • nike air pegasus in 1983
  • Probably Puma G Vilas somewhere in late 70's.

    Then went through most of the brands in the 80's (Diadora Borg Elite, Nike Bruin etc) - before settling on Adidas from late 80's to date.

  • Can't really remember, but add Adidas Kick also Gola trainers.
  • nike air pegasus in 1983

    Assume they came from the bloke who used to sell Troop Trainers from the boot of his car in The Yorkshire Grey carpark?
  • These bad boys!

    Yeah, probably Green Flash for me too. But who can remember what shoes you were wearing 50 odd years ago?
  • edited March 2017
    Never owned a pair and wouldn't out of principle, that every fooker and their mothers wearing them!

    Same with baseball caps.

    Oh yes and because I'm a snob!
  • Stig said:

    Winfield

    Winfield Wonders
  • Had a pair of mitres for playing football in when I was a kid. Never worn them as an adult.
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  • Puma's - white with black stripe, around 1970. Bought from Marriotts Sports Shop in Forest Hill. A magical place, sold black and white spotted leather footballs and Subbuteo teams.
  • Don't wear trainers
  • Roland is still wearing his. Great stuff that duct tape you know :)
  • Dunlop green flash like @creepyaddick .
  • never bought a pair of branded .. I just will not pay £20 for the footwear and £50 for a logo
  • Do superga deck shoes count?

    Otherwise Dunlop green flash to wear in the street, converse for basketball
  • nike air pegasus in 1983

    Assume they came from the bloke who used to sell Troop Trainers from the boot of his car in The Yorkshire Grey carpark?
    I cant remember where they can from, but I do know who you mean.
  • Riscardo said:

    Don't wear trainers

    Plimsols?

    Bumpers?
  • Dad was never one to sugar coat things, money on the clothes for us boys (three brothers) was limited and had to be functional and more important, cheap. I stumble across many an old picture of my brothers and i standing there miserable and dressed resplendant in the same gear, including footwear. Saturday mornings dragged up to C&A in Eltham for a "fitting" and a clip round the ear if you complained are legendary amoungst us today 45 years later.

    So when i started earning my own wedge i duly splashed out on the current fashion. Today i am strictly a K-Swiss or Hummel fella, and scour the internet for bargains.

    When a kid walks into my class with £150's worth Nike whatevers, i often think of my old man.
  • Brown suede adidas Samoas
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  • Puma I think. Bought in Makro, early eighties.

    At some point in the mid eighties I had (and loved) a pair of Pony trainers. American. Massive great big tongue which folded over and covered most of the front of the shoe. They probably looked ridiculous.
  • Woolworths four stripe
  • Black and white Adidas from memory. Was lucky enough to have good access to trainers as a kid so had the lot - Diadora Borg Elite (both gold and limited edition burgundy, went nicely with a pair of dark grey Farah's), Adidas that came with pens so you could colour them how you wanted, Puma's in a variety of colours. I'm mid 40's now and still have a half decent selection. I currently have some c. 2003 Adidas Good Years (brown leather, trimmed for motor racing), some nice Ontisuka Tigers, a few pairs of Adidas (including my current favourites, green suede with orange trim) and some nice retro red Diadora's.

  • never bought a pair of branded .. I just will not pay £20 for the footwear and £50 for a logo

    Thats the kinda thing my dad would say... before going off to spend 20k on a car
  • 25May98 said:

    Puma I think. Bought in Makro, early eighties.

    At some point in the mid eighties I had (and loved) a pair of Pony trainers. American. Massive great big tongue which folded over and covered most of the front of the shoe. They probably looked ridiculous.

    I had a pair of pony's mainly as I was massively into NFL back then.

    One of these!

  • Riscardo said:

    Don't wear trainers

    Plimsols?

    Bumpers?
    Bumpers, now yer talking, converse of course.
  • Clarks, last year. I'm the Hip hop opotomus.

  • Adidas cosmos swiftly followed by Nike vandal.
  • I had a few nice pairs of Hush Puppies
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