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I don't think this addresses the disputed origins of the GAT, but the BBC's Sneakernomics series is a good listen for those interested in the history of trainers. Lots of shenanigans.
 

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I have Novesta's version of the GAT,nice soft leather but the sole is quite stiff...that label comes off in a couple of minutes.
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For comfort when walking on city pavements these Gola are good and you can usually find them in a sale.
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Not everyone's cup of tea but I got these Gola Harrier MiE,leather with Harris tweed in the Gola Blak Friday sale a couple of years ago.
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Those Gola Harrier are very nice, I remember the first time I saw them on someone was on @covskin. They are not very popular in France yet.
I’ve got a pair of Adidas GAT, might get a pair of vintage ones that are still easy to find NOS in surplus stores.
 

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As i mentioned DMs...

i remember we had a few years ago a discusion on "Ultimate Martens" (not including vintage DMs or other brands like Solovair).

For @Botolph, they were his MiE Arthur Boots in Boanil leather... How are they now mate, still going strong ?
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For me they were and still are the MiE Steed shoes in Quilon leather, with the thinner soles. Best i had so far.

Yessir, still going strong! I don’t have any other photos aside from the one above, but yeah I really like the quality for sure.
 

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Yessir, still going strong! I don’t have any other photos aside from the one above, but yeah I really like the quality for sure.
How do they size mate ? Asking because it really depends from where they are made, and I found a pair of DM shoes in Boanil online but they are half a size smaller than my usual size…
So if they sized big, maybe…
 

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How do they size mate ? Asking because it really depends from where they are made, and I found a pair of DM shoes in Boanil online but they are half a size smaller than my usual size…
So if they sized big, maybe…

You know, I’m not sure of the size. If typical, I would have gone with a UK9.
Defo comfy! I have a Medium foot width and normal arches. 👍🏻
 

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What are best between those, air sole Loakes, and Solovair? Asking for a friend.

I have a pair of the Loake Gibson maybe? The 4 eyelet air soled smooths. Got a UK 9, fit well.
I have a pair from each brand (Loakes are the same model than your burgundy ones Botolph, bought at the same time at sales from Herrings), although I would also like some DMs in Boanil leather.
The Solovair are Navy tassels.
The DMs are the Steed.
3 models are Made in England.

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Each model has a different purpose, but the Steed are definitely my favourites (last, vintage quilon leather, thin soles).
 

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HERE AND NOW! A New Friday Challenge, guys:
 

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HERE AND NOW! A New Friday Challenge, guys:
Good one sir !
 

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