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Clarks Polyvelts

I remember being desperate for a pair of these de rigeur shoes back in the 70s! They were quite a fashion statement at the time - for boys and girls - and a favourite with sensible parents. They were brown, leather lace-ups and had a strange ridged sole that made it feel like you could do absolutely anything in them. Of course, they were not at all feminine, but were popular, nevertheless. Much like Doc Martens in a way...


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Clarks Polyvelts Last post by remember
02 August 2009

Do You Remember Clarks Polyvelts?

Do You Remember Clarks Polyvelts?

  • Anonymous user
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    Aww, I used to love my Polyvelts. They were in light tan and the leather smelled gorgeous. I thought they were feminine, especially choosing the very light tan colour, more pale yellow. I wish I could wear them now. They were so trendy when they were new. My mum bought me a few pairs..over the years I have really missed them. Only I wore them in our household, my younger sister wore the dark brown pastie shoes!!!
    • Anonymous user
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      I was at secondary school, between 1975 and 1980. I think it was mid-70's when I had mine. "Bring them back" xx
  • Anonymous user
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    I Remember these well I was going to Wigan Casino about 1977 everyone wore them they were the Best dancing shoes I ever owned sadly I pulled them out of the Attic about 30 years later and the sole's fell to pieces.
  • Anonymous user
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    I was only saying few months ago to my little brother, do you remember our polyvelts? I thought it was just a Liverpool fashion statement cos noone over in Lincolnshire remember them!! Thank goodness someone else in the world does!! I would love a new pair...I was 8 maybe when I got my brown pair. I think my brother had grey ones. Happy Memories!! Bunty xx