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post #31 of 47
try mr. kunk's magic eraser.

btw this thread is useless without pictures. i will post pics of my collection soon
post #32 of 47
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http://www.golaclassics.com/ProductD...rID=2024&Set=0

And these are my Puma's bought in the Autumn. The only difference is that I've put reggae/Jamaican (black, yellow, green) laces in mine.

http://www.planet-sports.com/images/...blackwhite.jpg

those dk blue Golas are the ones I really like as well

and the Pumas remind me of their version of the samba. very nice.


One of my fave Adidas I wear is the Saigon, which is basically a reissue of the "Japan" but in the inverse colorway (red w/white stripe rather than white w/red stripe)



My other fave Adidas are my Antelopes
http://www.press.adidas.com/ch_fr/re...spx?raid=16114

My lone pair of Pumas are the "Kugel"
post #33 of 47
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try mr. kunk's magic eraser.

Thanks!
post #34 of 47
I actually like some Bikkembergs.
post #35 of 47
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Any suggestions for cleaning white trainers?

I've found that foaming sneaker cleaner from sportings goods stores wors well.
post #36 of 47
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Current trainers in my rotation:


Any suggestions for cleaning white trainers?

Just warm water and a brush is what I use on my leather Adidas and that works a treat. Then I rub in some neutral shoe cream.
post #37 of 47
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btw this thread is useless without pictures. i will post pics of my collection soon

Thanks. I agree.
post #38 of 47
adidas City suede series, ZX runners, Trimm Trab & Munchen
Nike '80s runners (Internationalist, Epic, Omega)
New Balance 576, 860 (both still made in the UK)

Have the "skins" worn anything other than Sambas or Superstars since the '90s?
post #39 of 47
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My other fave Adidas are my Antelopes
http://www.press.adidas.com/ch_fr/re...spx?raid=16114



Oh man, we are so on the same page. The Antelope is my favourite Adidas of all time. If only I could find a pair over here. I just love the orignal look, with ridged sole and suede toe cap
Which is probably why my favourite pair of Gola's is this Harrier, which I'll buy when I find a pair: http://www.golaclassics.com/ProductD...rID=2200&Set=1
post #40 of 47
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Have the "skins" worn anything other than Sambas or Superstars since the '90s?

In the USA...not that I've seen

all the fellas over here wear samba if they lean towards traditional skinhead, and superstars if they are more into punk/hardcore
post #41 of 47
There's a great photo of the Spencer Davis Group playing live and a couple of them are wearing adidas. Wanted to post it, but am having no luck finding it.
post #42 of 47
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Back in the 60s and 70s, the Adidas of choice was similar to the Antelope with leather top cap and ridged sole but black with white stripes, and the sole came up the front a bit like most proper running shoes, as opposed to the indoor sports sole and suede toecap of the Samba. This shoe was worn by loads of kids.

I used to wear them. But can I find a pair of these original black and whites nowadays? Can I buggery! I don't even know what they're called, if indeed they had a name back then.

My Pumas provide the necessary look until then.

As regards "skins", well the classic Mod Adidas was the all white Stan Smith. But trad skins avoided trainers like the plague.

In recent years however, I've seen debooted Skins and Casuals in lots of various trainers from Adidas to Lacoste to Fred Perry to Puma.
In the UK in the 90s the Samba was more an indiekid/Britpop trainer. I've never seen a skinhead wearing Samba, in the UK or Sweden.
post #43 of 47
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I've never seen a skinhead wearing Samba, in the UK or Sweden.

It's def a US Skin look...tho I've seen younger British guys wear sambas too, maybe mimicking something they saw when a band came thru their town while on tour
post #44 of 47
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Don't get me wrong, it's a good look. I like the Samba, which is basically the same as my Spezials but in a different colour.

But all the skins I know in Sweden and the UK either wear all white Adidas (Stans) or white with black stripes or white Fred Perry or in some cases even white Le Coq Sportif and white Lacoste, but then they are skins moving towards casual. Which I've noticed is a common journey in recent years. When my crew go out to a gig or the pub debooted, we look more like casuals than skins anyway in white trainers, jeans and Harringtons and the odd bit of Stone Island thrown in for confusion's sake

A casual will nearly ALWAYS wear white trainers, or black, rarely anything else! No loud colours anyway
post #45 of 47
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Back in the 60s and 70s, the Adidas of choice was similar to the Antelope with leather top cap and ridged sole but black with white stripes, and the sole came up the front a bit like most proper running shoes, as opposed to the indoor sports sole and suede toecap of the Samba. This shoe was worn by loads of kids.

Sounds like Kick or Rom. Not what they try and pass of as Rom nowadays, mind you. This site has a lot of great photos nicetrainersmate.co.uk
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