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Old School Shoes

Old School Shoes

Date: Aug 02 2004


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People used to say that a woman couldn’t have too many pairs of black shoes. Now that old adage should be that a woman can’t have too many pairs of tennis shoes, old school ones if possible. This is not about sports, people; this is about fashion!


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Steph:  Sarah, I love your shoes. They’re so cute!

Sarah:  Wow! Thank you! I love ‘em too! They’re kind of retro, don’t you think?

Steph:  Yeah. Totally retro. Some people might even say old school retro. Although I don’t know the difference.

Sarah:  Yeah, you could probably call ‘em old school. They’re going back to styles from the 70s maybe, or the 80s.

Steph:  Totally. That’s really coming back in. Who makes them?

Sarah:  Uh, Puma.

Steph:  Puma. Yeah, I’ve seen a lot of their shoes around.

Sarah:  Yeah.

Steph:  Adidas and Nike are doing retro styles, too.

Sarah:  Yeah. Everybody’s kind of getting into the old school groove.

Steph:  Totally. Do you wear a lot of old school tennis shoes?

Sarah:  Yeah. I guess I do. I think that a lot of them are cuter than, than more, than the newer styles that are coming out right now.

Steph:  Yeah I think so too. I really love, admire people’s shoes when they walk down the street.

Sarah:  I do too. Especially the old school ones ‘cause they look so much cooler.

Steph:  Totally! Yeah it’s nice. OK. Well, I’ll see you later!

Sarah:  Bye!



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The retro shoe style is not only happening in America. When I was in Europe last year, the hippest pair of shoes out there was made in France. Le Coq Sportif tennis shoes were originally made in the eighties and were a fashion staple at that time. Now these shoes are back on the racks throughout Europe. Did I buy a pair? You betcha!



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just do it nike free run 2,do you like it

09:03 AM Aug 15 2012 |

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