Originally Posted by greatfire
Wow, this was easy.
So.. Italia 74, and Stan Smith Vintage.
I had foolishly bought the orion before considering other shoe options, so I'll return that and pick up the Italia 74 instead.
Italia or Chile 62?
It's all personal preferrence. I can't stand solid white sneakers like Stan Smiths yet I know others love them here, and can look good with them.
I love the retro footballer shoe look, and lower profile soles of the Italias and the Chiles. Both look very similar, it's just that I find the construction of the Chile feels more solid, the colours look sexier, the little extra details are nice, and they both similarly priced. Zappos and Amazon have both for cheap, so go nuts and get one of each! Unfortunately in Canada, we don't have the luxury of ordering from Amazon or Zappos, so my selection and price paid is crappy.
Re: Big Star. I got into Big Star because I heard they sounded like TF (even if it's the other way around). I got into TF because I heard they sounded like the Byrds, and got into the Byrds from Dylan, and into Dylan from Neil Young, and into Neil Young from Pearl Jam, and into Pearl Jam from Nirvana, and into Nirvana from my elementary school friends in my pre-wannabe-grunger days. So even though I don't listen to Nirvana anymore, if it wasn't for them, my life would be upside down now. I'd probably be sucking on the FM dial right now for the latest top 40 cockrock band, flipping through Maxim, and wearing a backwards ballcap.