Canvas Sports Shoes

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by up196, Jan 6, 2005.

  1. YETI

    YETI A-List Customer

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    I was thinking about ordering a pair of Colchesters in black. Is the canvas of high quality? If I do get the black, I might have to swap the laces for white to offset the color and give it a more retro look.
     
  2. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    Notice on new chucks that the sole has a weird felt on the bottom? The quality on them has gone way down.
     
  3. PuzzledPictures

    PuzzledPictures New in Town

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    I haven't bought a pair of Chuck Taylors in a while, but the last time, the sole was MUCH thicker than it used to be. They weren't just sandals with rain covers.
     
  4. VintageFilmaker

    VintageFilmaker New in Town

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    Hows the width on the colchesters?
    how does it compare to the converse?
    Narrower or wider?
     
  5. flat-top

    flat-top My Mail is Forwarded Here

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  6. jake431

    jake431 Practically Family

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    Wish the lighting was better.
     
  7. Sport Spectators

    I put these together at the Nike custom design web page.
    They don't exist yet, but if I get some money I'll have them made.[​IMG]
     
  8. FinalVestige79

    FinalVestige79 Practically Family

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  9. ortega76

    ortega76 Practically Family

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    I bought a pair from my old gig at a mall retailer. They are cool but constantly confused with any number of Converse products by the general public.
     
  10. Mike K.

    Mike K. One Too Many

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    I wish they still made 'em with the side patch like these (instead of the modern rendition)...

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dinerman

    Dinerman Super Moderator Bartender

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    I bought a pair two years ago. Green ringsides. They lasted a year before the sole wore through. They seem to have gotten rid of a lot of repro models and replaced them with more trendy offerings, while raising the prices on everything.
     
  12. Doug C

    Doug C Practically Family

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    I'm not really that familiar with the PFLs (always wore Chuck's) but I really like the look of the 1953 Center lows in navy. Any place to get these on line, 'cause I know none of the few local places from their retailer list, would have these.

    Doug C
     
  13. MrBern

    MrBern I'll Lock Up

    Ive been getting the PFFlyer high tops for a few years now.
    Not bad at all.
    Theres an OD pair that Ive worn with coveralls to the Reading WWII Airshow.
    The `40s model with the clamshell toe & lugged sole come in handy for softball.
     
  14. Dixon Cannon

    Dixon Cannon My Mail is Forwarded Here

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    I'm currently a Converse 'Jack Purcell' wearer. I bought several pair in my size before they became so scarce.

    Recently I bought the French Spring Court Trainers that are making a wide come-back. These are the 'Abbey Road' plimsols that John Lennon wore on the famous LP cover. You don't see those everyday!

    -dixon cannon
     
  15. Mike K.

    Mike K. One Too Many

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    www.zappos.com
     
  16. I was in the Red Ball Jets crew. We didn't need the "Action Wedge.":D
     
  17. chanteuseCarey

    chanteuseCarey Call Me a Cab

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    I don't even play baseball and I'm a gal besides, but these 1949 reissues look cool to wear 'round town...
    [​IMG]
     
  18. DanielJones

    DanielJones I'll Lock Up

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    I wish they still made their spectator shoes that they had out a couple of years ago. Those were snazzy.

    Cheers!

    Dan
     
  19. Edward

    Edward Bartender

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    I love PF Flyers - I'll be tracking a few pairs down when i have the money. I was really excited when they revived the brand a few years back, as I'd had to stop wearing Converse. Still love the Cons stylistically, but now they're owned by Nike..... no thanks. New Balance, the current owners of PF Flyer, have an excellent ethical reputation, I gather, which is cool. :)
     
  20. Carlisle Blues

    Carlisle Blues My Mail is Forwarded Here

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