ADIDAS DALLAS THEY WERE BOSS SO WERE COLUMBIA+ZELDA DOES ANYONE REMEMBER DIADORA ZEB COE £100 IN 1984 GOT THEM A PAIR OF FARAH BEN SHERMAN +A V NECK PRINGLE FOR XMAS THOUGHT I WAS COOLER THAN THE FONZ TOP SITE VERY FUNNY TO READ
puma joppa were last though, always falling to bits.
i remember those days well. adidas space, king cross cords, planet of the apes t-shirt under a fishermans jumper under either a Bryan Ferry leather Jacket or leather "wolf" jacket. i also owned a Jockey jacket - anyone remember them - just like a jockey used to wear - big stripe around the middle. Gans Gear anyone? Lois, Inega bleachies, Rizzy and second image jeans were great - i had them all as wellas Kios Rider Boots and original Kickers - good memories indeed - Hewitsin wasnt a bad player either.
Pod boots, Kios shoes, Kickers and all the adidas shoes were the best. King cross cords, Ritzy, Razzy,Lois and Second Image were my jeans of choice. Loved Adidas Comfort with the straps - were they kangeroo skin?
My overall favourite were Nike Yankee and Adidas Boston. Those were the days.
Michael Texas USA
Seems to me that the Adidas Rom-White with classic blue stripes were popular as early as 1970..
I remember that glass cabinet in wades on slater st , full of expensive goodies. lyle and scott (ronnie corbett)jumpers £40!! from gansgear or was it goldrush?? nights in the harrington bar or the pen&wig,crap music so we all got into floyd and early genesis (not phil collins)
Most of us were on the dole (or yts) , and as for mtv? only the rich had that, we only had 3 channels till ch4 started with countdown! and remember all the lads went the rd end (white seats )in the mid 80s.
i very much doubt that it all started in liverpool..liverpool isnt the only football team in the world so surely other club supporters must have ventured to away games
Jon - Liverpool
I remember coveting a pair of Adidas TRX-10 in the window of Barney Shieldhouse by Goodison for 12 months before I could save up my pocket money for them. My mum used to buy me Hi-Tec Runaway and Atlanta. Then there was my Puma Cabana (indestructable they were, lasted me 18 months). The boom in Walker & Rossini tracksuits was funny in the mid eighties as well
the old saying SAMBA, MAMBA, BAMBA.ALL ADIDAS THEN THERE WERE KOIS BOOTS AND OF COURSE KICKERS YOU WERE SOUND IF YE GOT THEM FROM SPAIN!!! OF COURSE ADIDAS STOOD FOR ALL DAY I DREAM ABOUT SEX!!!!
Will the book include the reason behind keeping your trainees so white? We used to go out and scuff our new shoes so we didn't look so silly - any explanations?
A pair of lois jeans and me new balance from germany and me nike cagool thought i was the best dressed in liverpool.
But who remembers Foothold in lord street?
Evertonians wore what their mum bought them from Clarks as they did not know were Europe was.
Just read some of the above quotes and EFC were educated by LFC cause EFC werent in europe.Anyway Adidas Zelda from Switzerland THE best end of.
Jon from Liverpool
Not wanting to burst the bubble of many a 'fashionable' kopite but did the author bother to factor in the impact of MTV and the 80's music scene upon trainees / street fashion? As for people spending their giro on trainees, thanks for re-enforcing the stereotype.
Park End veteran!
Everton fans always had the best - zx500 outstanding! palermo shoes for school with farrah kecks, scal cut jeans or cords, sherman shirt from allmankind in skem, either austrailian or addidas colarado tracky top - leavethe bottoms! & patrick cagool! never needed to go to europe to look cool! - got them at gansgear or original wades top of bold st, LFC had to rob theirs!
ive still got a pair of samba had them for about 4 years now dont wear them just buzz off them befor i got me stan smith i had a pair of inter capital then me mam won on the bingo and got me the real ones no more jarg for me
I was still at school in the eighties with a strict uniform policy so trainers were out of the question. That is until Adidas brought out those glorious brown golfing shoes with the gold leaf on the side!
Not good for footie in the playground,though.
(uniform-black farah keks and pringle v neck)
I remember Nike Walley Waffles - now selling on the web for tripple the price!
Remember the first shop WS had in Liverpool totally dedicated to trainers and the shop was kitted out in Addidas wallpaper. I just loved the Gazelle they were never off my feet and any spare cash would be spent on Kicker's and Pod and if flushed a pair of Inega jeans. Times gone by.
I can often be found in the Kop trying to keep my Stan Smith's trainees clean.
Bring back Dunlop flash!
Bring back Puma Kenny Dalglish
going the see liverpool play in my brand new adidas trimm trab, wearing my tacchini dallas top and semi flared cords, (all my giro gone so had to go to the kop not the rd end but still feeling a million dollars)then walking home my bubble burst not because we lost the game, no me trainers wrecked trampled and urine covered after 2hrs in the kop!!!
I remember dragging my mum all over town looking for my next pair of trainers!
SO the only people with fashion trends in Liverpool were supporters of Liverpool football club? Those of us who supported Everton were stuck with borstal boppers were we?? Don't think so! Kickers etc from 1976 onwards. Did the author happen to mention that those LFC fans did a fair share of 'robbing' in Europe and therefore branded the scouse empire as petty thieves???
I remember having second image jeans and a pair of adidas LA with mixed pegs. A white Ferd perry t shirt,how smart was that.
imported?well thats one way of putting it.
I dont know were you get the idea of liverpool FC fans from,my guess is that the author has got to be a Kopite.
What about the blue half of the city ?
I suppose they wore jesus sandles or flip-flops then !!!
Addidas Los Angeles from the sports shop in school lane, now gone
I remember buying a pair of New Balance from Wade Smith in about '85 think the shop was actually on Seal Street. I got a free Head bag with them, I think the shop then moved to where Burger King is now on Lord Street, and then the rest we know is history.
yeh i remember it just off bold street and getting a discount off your next pair on the receipt. My favourite had to be the adidas slip on shoes i had for school so comfy and they lasted well. I cant remember the name of them the lace ups were called Tenerife i think ?
I had a pair of Samba, they were great. Few of mates wore Gazelle. Don't think I ever imported any or travelled for them though - those guys must have been fanatics! :) Those were the days.
I rember the halewood chains coming back from europe with a haul of trainers on a spree
I remember going to a litttle shop on Bold Street called Wade Smith.