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Adidas Kick Trainers

Adidas Kick were the greatest rip off of the 80's. They cost about £20 (absolute fortune in the early eighties) and lasted about two weeks, if you were lucky. I must have gone through the same amount of pairs as Puma Dalglish in a year! I seem to remember they used to split between the sole and the shoe very easy! Puma Dalglish had the silver swoosh as aposed to the white swoosh on the cheaper ones. Black trainers, what a memory!


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Do You Remember Adidas Kick Trainers?

Do You Remember Adidas Kick Trainers?

  • Anonymous user
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    I must have had fifteen pairs of them. They looked good for a week, then it was downhill all the way. I always remember them as the cheapest Adidas there was at the time. Went upmarket in the early eighties, moving on to the slightly more resilient All Black. They lasted twice as long - a fortnight, but then they were roughly twice the price. Passed as school shoes too!
  • Anonymous user
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    used to go through about three pairs of Adidas KIck a year. Started to pester mum when the heel had worn down to the white bit, eventually wearing down to the black part of the soles. Certainly the rubber bit at the front was always the first bit to go, with numerous fruitless attempts to glue it back. I then moved onto Adidas Mamba then Samba.
  • Anonymous user
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    Hi , Firstly these were actually out in the early 70's! I wore these for years without anything happening with the soles (I think your getting these mixed up with inferior shoes in the 80's which started to become plastic. re thr rubber stripe peeling away at the front???? There was no rubber stripe on these.. the front had a velvet layer on it and it was this taht was always te first to go... but I have to say the that this was after a LOT of football and running app 9-10 mths for each pair. P.S. They are now available again for a limited time...check Ebay.. Thanks David
  • Anonymous user
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    had these, good old school trainers...
  • Anonymous user
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    You are soo right, the rubber strip at the front used to peel away after a week or so ! I tried to get a pair on the net but only found the Leader in white
  • Anonymous user
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    yes i remember adidas kick black leather white stripes coolest trainers ever and i bought some 5 yrs ago they were my 1st brand trainer and they cost £10 from there on i got almost every classic adidas sunny,key west,bamba,galaxy.etc and nike jammer,destiny,division (a rip off the kick) airborn ,god them were incredible shoes none around for over 20yr now