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Where in Germany can I get army sneakers?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by haresh, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    They're probably knockoffs due to popularity. Obviously there is quite a market for them in whatever form as long as they look like the original white on gum ones. The BW hasn't issued the real things since before the Berlin Wall fell I think (any Germans verify?)
     
  2. beautiful_FrEaK

    beautiful_FrEaK Senior member

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    dunno if there are really knock offs as they are already quite cheap.

    In fact they look very much like the Adidas Samba.

    And I also dont know when they stopped the production. 2004 when I joined the Bundeswehr we still got them and after our 9 months of service you can keep them. So I think produced up to 2000 or longer
     
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  3. impolyt_one

    impolyt_one Senior member

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    wow, they still issued them that recently? Interesting...
     
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    Wouldn't it be the other way around?

    The carton looked like it was made for the bw... there was a name of the contractor as well, but I just threw it in the trash.
     
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    Im pretty sure they were still used in 2009.
     
  7. beautiful_FrEaK

    beautiful_FrEaK Senior member

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    well...if the Samba is like the BW or the other way around...I just said they are similar not which one was first (Samba was first produced in 1950) ;)

    Could be that they still were used in 2009. I didn't even know they stopped using them before I read it here (or somewhere else)
     
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    Sander Senior member

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    Just asked a colleague of mine whose bf is in the army - they are still being issued. So no worries.
     
  9. impolyt_one

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    lol, that is crazy. They aren't really that great of a shoe (neither is the Samba) - I've twisted my ankle yet again in my margiela german army trainers today. They have no more athletic capability than a pair of Chuck Taylors. I can't believe a modern military issues them still, that is crazy.
     
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    well, bundeswehr is not a real army, it is just a bunch of jerks , they get paid by tax money for doing superfluous administrative jobs and pointless "foreign assignments".
    i know some guys who "work" there, and they admit that they are overpaid and never do anything useful
    the "soldiers" aren't even really prepared if it comes to a war, most of them are stupid as fuck and not in a good physical condition
     
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  11. haresh

    haresh Senior member

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    yeah, dont think anyone uses these for athletic purposes. Good looking casuals though.
     
  12. Sander

    Sander Senior member

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    I wouldn't use them as sport shoes as well, but as a sneaker I really like them. Plus the price is great.

    What would you consider a 'great shoe'?
     

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