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Tazio

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Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

When I was in primary school Starsky And Hutch was the must see Saturday night TV show. For me one of the highlights was Starsky wearing the coolest trainers I had ever seen (evidence above)

 

I have wanted a pair of Adidas like that ever since. Despite years of searching they never did one that was "just what I wanted".

 

Yet I saw these in Schuh a couple of days ago and they were perfect. Just what I had been looking for all of these years. So today I finished work early and headed to Schuh to buy a pair.

 

I got there and they didn't have the blue ones. Not a problem as they could get me a pair from Aberdeen in 2 days. Result. So I tried on the brown ones in stock to get a size match. So I slipped them on, looked down at my feet and...........

 

 

Nightmare, they looked all wrong. I have very small feet and they looked ridiculous, skinny little pointy feet. Nothing like Dave Starsky.

 

Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.

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Jam Tarts 1874

I think Starsky's (and indeed all trainers back in the 70's) were a bit more basic and therefore much more cool than the multi-faceted rip-offs that one sees in the stores these days.

 

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chewbacca

Adidas SL76?

 

got a pair a few years ago myself and i have to agree they don`t look as good as they did on Starskey.

 

but you have to remember he was a wee guy with wee feet, the proportions are all different, especially if you throw on a pair of boot cut levis and a knitted cardy.

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Tazio
Adidas SL76?

 

 

SL72. The SL76 was indeed the one but I missed it, so the SL72 was close enough. Sadly my size 7 feet didn't work for it.

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chewbacca

try crookedtongues.com

 

you get loads of reissues and limited edition stuff on there, it`s were i buy all my kicks these days (which is admittedly way too much)

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Buffalo Bill

Hard lines, Tazio: that sucks.

 

 

I too was in Schuh over the summer and decided to go retro.

 

 

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Jam Tarts 1874

Jings! Obviously my teenage choice of footwear (addidas Kick) has long since become redundant!

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Tazio
Jings! Obviously my teenage choice of footwear (addidas Kick) has long since become redundant!

 

The kick was the choice when I started secondary. The Starsky shoe thing transcended fashion.

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wibble

It was kick for us and the school rich kids had Bambas.

 

The school millionaire had Sambas and a 10 speed racer.

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Boof

Jeez - a 30-year dream...crumbled. Commiserations.

 

Couldn't you have just got a bigger pair and walked around Jacques Cousteau-ishly?

 

*sigh...enters reminisce mode*...I mind when the only German phrase I knew (apart from those in Commando magazines) came from my big brother's Sambas box...'die marke mit den 3 streifen'

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Sten Guns

Stunning trainers, i reckon your being a bit hard on yourself Tazio, just get them!

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Ribble

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Had these for about 4 years and still not found another pair of trainers I would wear instead!

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davemclaren
Stunning trainers, i reckon your being a bit hard on yourself Tazio, just get them!

 

You haven't seen his feet then? :th_o:

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Le Chat

Its a bit of a barstard when the realisation that you're officially an old fart finally hits you isn't it ?

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Ryan Gosling

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Got them last week. I like them.

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Captain_Peacock

Got hold of a pair of these, hunted for ages before I found them.

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marshallschunkychicken

When it comes to trainers, Adidas are peerless.

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chewbacca

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picked up a pair of these recently, been lookin for a while. Now just need a pair of Nike Air Max TMs and my collection will be nearing completion although that means i need some shelves in the spare room, or a bloody great big display cabinet.

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Don Juan
Got hold of a pair of these, hunted for ages before I found them.

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They are smart as - could be a pay day purchase!

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Miller Jambo 60
ADIDAS-SL-72-08--07.jpg

 

Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

When I was in primary school Starsky And Hutch was the must see Saturday night TV show. For me one of the highlights was Starsky wearing the coolest trainers I had ever seen (evidence above)

 

I have wanted a pair of Adidas like that ever since. Despite years of searching they never did one that was "just what I wanted".

 

Yet I saw these in Schuh a couple of days ago and they were perfect. Just what I had been looking for all of these years. So today I finished work early and headed to Schuh to buy a pair.

 

I got there and they didn't have the blue ones. Not a problem as they could get me a pair from Aberdeen in 2 days. Result. So I tried on the brown ones in stock to get a size match. So I slipped them on, looked down at my feet and...........

 

 

Nightmare, they looked all wrong. I have very small feet and they looked ridiculous, skinny little pointy feet. Nothing like Dave Starsky.

 

Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.

 

Got my sambas,do for me.

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Sherlock
...Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.

 

Unlucky Taz but instead of selling your soul and buying Diesel trainers, you should have bought these instead.

 

They're way cooler than either the SL 72 or SL76.

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Adam Murray
I think Starsky's (and indeed all trainers back in the 70's) were a bit more basic and therefore much more cool than the multi-faceted rip-offs that one sees in the stores these days.

 

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And, more than likely made in the USA or Germany, unlike the versions in today's market.

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Captain_Peacock
They are smart as - could be a pay day purchase!

 

Paid ?75 + carriage to get them from a firm in Austria.

 

2 months later for sale in the UK for ?50 here http://www.freemans.com/web/main/ProductDisplay.asp?An=0&N=0&Au=P_MasterItem&Nu=P_MasterItem&A=871927_12&cm_mmc=GOOGLEBASE-_-Froogle-_-Mens/Sportswear/Trainers-_-871927&catreqmedia=FP242&ordermedia=FG242&name=20PERCENT&orderoffercode=DQJP&entry=1

 

Navy Blue / Sky Blue Argentina's look cracking. On the look out now for a pair of addidas stockholm

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chewbacca
Paid ?75 + carriage to get them from a firm in Austria.

 

2 months later for sale in the UK for ?50 here http://www.freemans.com/web/main/ProductDisplay.asp?An=0&N=0&Au=P_MasterItem&Nu=P_MasterItem&A=871927_12&cm_mmc=GOOGLEBASE-_-Froogle-_-Mens/Sportswear/Trainers-_-871927&catreqmedia=FP242&ordermedia=FG242&name=20PERCENT&orderoffercode=DQJP&entry=1

 

Navy Blue / Sky Blue Argentina's look cracking. On the look out now for a pair of addidas stockholm

 

got a pair of them in amsterdam in canary yellow with white stripes for 15 quid a few years back, also have them in a kinda stone washed blue with pale yellow stripes (both look way better than they may sound). Good comfy walking shoes and pretty hard wearing, `cept for they do mark up quite easy due to colours.

 

good honest low profile adidas sillohette, similar to gazelles but less people have them, nice exclusivity (if thats important to you).

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PsychocAndy

You are all annoying me now. Mrs BigAndyK just got me my birthday pressie early, a portable hard drive, but because of this thread I want these too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADIDAS-NIZZA-CLASSIC-CANVAS-TRAINERS/dp/B002MJJYBS/ref=pop?ie=UTF8&ssv=size_name%3A12%20UK

Had a pair 31 years ago, but I dont play football now so I think they should last longer than the 2 weeks I had them.

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Cow
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Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

 

Agreed , this is a tragic story.

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PsychocAndy
You are all annoying me now. Mrs BigAndyK just got me my birthday pressie early, a portable hard drive, but because of this thread I want these too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/ADIDAS-NIZZA-CLASSIC-CANVAS-TRAINERS/dp/B002MJJYBS/ref=pop?ie=UTF8&ssv=size_name%3A12%20UK

Had a pair 31 years ago, but I dont play football now so I think they should last longer than the 2 weeks I had them.

 

 

Sorry to quote myself but the good lady seen the error of her ways and I got them too.

So I'm not annoyed with you any more :10900:

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brownkg
ADIDAS-SL-72-08--07.jpg

 

Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

 

Agreed ' date=' this is a tragic story.[/b']

 

Adidas-TRX-Runner-Blue.jpg

 

picked up a pair of these recently, been lookin for a while. Now just need a pair of Nike Air Max TMs and my collection will be nearing completion although that means i need some shelves in the spare room, or a bloody great big display cabinet.

 

and tradgey heaped upon tradegy

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Heaven98
ADIDAS-SL-72-08--07.jpg

 

Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

When I was in primary school Starsky And Hutch was the must see Saturday night TV show. For me one of the highlights was Starsky wearing the coolest trainers I had ever seen (evidence above)

 

I have wanted a pair of Adidas like that ever since. Despite years of searching they never did one that was "just what I wanted".

 

Yet I saw these in Schuh a couple of days ago and they were perfect. Just what I had been looking for all of these years. So today I finished work early and headed to Schuh to buy a pair.

 

I got there and they didn't have the blue ones. Not a problem as they could get me a pair from Aberdeen in 2 days. Result. So I tried on the brown ones in stock to get a size match. So I slipped them on, looked down at my feet and...........

 

 

Nightmare, they looked all wrong. I have very small feet and they looked ridiculous, skinny little pointy feet. Nothing like Dave Starsky.

 

Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.

 

Things always look bigger on the telly... :stuart:

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Boris

I've got a pair of those sky blue SL72's.

 

:-)

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Bert Le Clos

Got these for work, I'm a PE teacher. It's a nightmare trying to find a decent pair of trainers that aren't red or yellow these days!

 

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Thinking about these for with jeans and a night out

 

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How annoying when links don't work!

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Craig Gordons Gloves

i know the feeling with searching for adidas trainers. However, earlier this year came to my now annual purchase of a pair of superstars - every store i went to only had the white with black stripes or the special ones with loads of colors on them.

 

Imagine my joy when i found a pair of white superstars with maroon stripes. Totally classic superstars and only $60. It was the same delight i felt when finding a pair of red gazelles in New York 3 years ago.

 

Adidas originals rock!

 

(cant find a picture, but they are the coolest shell toes i ever did see!)

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Ray Winstone
ADIDAS-SL-72-08--07.jpg

 

Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

When I was in primary school Starsky And Hutch was the must see Saturday night TV show. For me one of the highlights was Starsky wearing the coolest trainers I had ever seen (evidence above)

 

I have wanted a pair of Adidas like that ever since. Despite years of searching they never did one that was "just what I wanted".

 

Yet I saw these in Schuh a couple of days ago and they were perfect. Just what I had been looking for all of these years. So today I finished work early and headed to Schuh to buy a pair.

 

I got there and they didn't have the blue ones. Not a problem as they could get me a pair from Aberdeen in 2 days. Result. So I tried on the brown ones in stock to get a size match. So I slipped them on, looked down at my feet and...........

 

 

Nightmare, they looked all wrong. I have very small feet and they looked ridiculous, skinny little pointy feet. Nothing like Dave Starsky.

 

Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.

 

My recomendation would be to get a pair of jeans that are narrower at the bottom - thus giving the illusion of bigger feet!

 

Just a thought.

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topcat

Never mind the '70s and Starsky and Hutch footwear. By the time the '80s came around the coolest thing on TV was Michael Knight's talking car.

 

Now everybody seems to have one and what do they say "In 200 metres veer left, At the roundabout take the 3rd exit... You have reached your destination"

 

That like totally sucks, where are the sardonic one liners? Why doesn't it say things like "I've calculated that our chances of getting a parking space in time to make kick off are 1 in 23.6" and where's the cool red light on the front?

 

A generation of schoolboys have been betrayed

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Tazio

Thread resurrection.

 

I was shoe shopping yesterday and though sod it and got a pair of SL-72 anyway. And they look fine.

 

Also it turns out the Starsky originals were SL-72 but different to what they are selling now under the same name.

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The Brow

And you can now stick the Diesel abominations in the bin.

 

Love a story with a happy ending.

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Tazio

And you can now stick the Diesel abominations in the bin.

 

Love a story with a happy ending.

 

No need mate. They fell to bits a long time ago.

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Der Kaiser

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Had these for about 4 years and still not found another pair of trainers I would wear instead!

 

Unsurprisingly I too own these trainers. Love them.......

 

Then......

 

My wife wore them to do gardening......

 

She doesn't know how close she came to coming home from work to find a polythene sheet, a saw and a suitcase in the living room.

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MPW
On 28/08/2009 at 21:55, chewbacca said:

Adidas SL76?

 

got a pair a few years ago myself and i have to agree they don`t look as good as they did on Starskey.

 

but you have to remember he was a wee guy with wee feet, the proportions are all different, especially if you throw on a pair of boot cut levis and a knitted cardy.

If you ever want to sell them - let me know I'm a size 9/9.5

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Locky
On 17/02/2014 at 20:56, Der Kaiser said:

 

Unsurprisingly I too own these trainers. Love them.......

 

Then......

 

My wife wore them to do gardening......

 

She doesn't know how close she came to coming home from work to find a polythene sheet, a saw and a suitcase in the living room.

Only fair if you wear her pants to do the dishes.

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Maroon Sailor

Had these as a kid

 

 

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Edited by Maroon Sailor

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Der Kaiser
31 minutes ago, Locky said:

Only fair if you wear her pants to do the dishes.

 

We're now divorced! 

 

:gok:

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sadj
On 28/08/2009 at 21:48, Tazio said:

ADIDAS-SL-72-08--07.jpg

 

Bear with me on this as it is a sad and tragic story.

 

When I was in primary school Starsky And Hutch was the must see Saturday night TV show. For me one of the highlights was Starsky wearing the coolest trainers I had ever seen (evidence above)

 

I have wanted a pair of Adidas like that ever since. Despite years of searching they never did one that was "just what I wanted".

 

Yet I saw these in Schuh a couple of days ago and they were perfect. Just what I had been looking for all of these years. So today I finished work early and headed to Schuh to buy a pair.

 

I got there and they didn't have the blue ones. Not a problem as they could get me a pair from Aberdeen in 2 days. Result. So I tried on the brown ones in stock to get a size match. So I slipped them on, looked down at my feet and...........

 

 

Nightmare, they looked all wrong. I have very small feet and they looked ridiculous, skinny little pointy feet. Nothing like Dave Starsky.

 

Thirty fecking years wasted searching out my dream shoe and they didn't suit me.

 

Bummed.

 

Went to USC over the road and bought a par of Diesel trainers in the sale.


there was an adidas docu on a while ago looking at the history of them and there was a shop in Argentina filled top to bottom with thousands of Pairs of adidas from the 70s and 80s. Was quite interesting tbh. I mean doesn’t help you but still.....

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gjcc
50 minutes ago, Der Kaiser said:

 

We're now divorced! 

 

:gok:


That was quick!

You weren’t meant to let her see you do the dishes. 

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Angry Haggis
On 18/10/2019 at 08:39, MPW said:

If you ever want to sell them - let me know I'm a size 9/9.5

I have a pair that I may consider selling. They are in a bespoke colorway however. Green/Yelow/Black ala https://images.app.goo.gl/mtJvPesSkykGuXjw9

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Angry Haggis
6 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Had these as a kid

 

 

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Adidas Kicks? Had a few pairs also. Lasted better than Puma Match (black, white puma stripe with gum sole) from the same era. 

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Suspect Device
7 hours ago, Maroon Sailor said:

Had these as a kid

 

 

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Loved these as a kid, preffered them to the Bamba/Sambas too

can you get them anywhere now? 

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Maroon Sailor
32 minutes ago, Suspect Device said:

Loved these as a kid, preffered them to the Bamba/Sambas too

can you get them anywhere now? 

 

I've got white ones with blue stripes that I ordered online.

 

Haven't come across the black originals for sale over the last few years.

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Costanza

I had a pair of Chile 62 (black and white with red trim) that I absolutely adored.

Wore them out and was gutted when Adidas stopped making them.

Still hurts to this day

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