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  1. mntlblok

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    They had way too high an arch for my flat foot.
     
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    I had a pair of those... OMG, the blisters I would get after a match with those on my feet! Later, I just wore them mostly after matches and around school.
     
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    Adidas Stan Smith?
     
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    Need to remember they were the HAILLET model first..........after they signed SSmith they renamed it - those babies have made Stan a very very very rich man.
     
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    Haillet was a top French player on tour - adidas had the Haillet tennis racquet which was renamed the Nastase Competition in the mid 70s as well.

    After he retired they signed Smith and later re-branded the shoes as well.
     
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    I'm thinking that there might be some old farts on this forum. :mrgreen:
     
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    Those in the pics are type 2's.

    The original was a firmer leather, unpadded tongue and ankle, and the stitching only went around the front half of the sole.

    I see rec players still wearing these and they are the classic tennis shoe.

    Haillet was of course the original, but they became Stan Smiths after his Wimbledon win I believe. Many players wore these in the early 70's, including a certain young Swede.
     
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    Which reminds me of the name of one of *my* earliest rackets:
    http://historyexplorer.si.edu/Pages...ctions_xlarge/nmah2004-01560_428px.jpg&title=

    Preceded only by the hand-me-down Wilson Chris Evert model and then a brand new Kramer. :)
     
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    Hey watch your . . . it depends on what you mean by old.


    But you may be right.
     
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    The wifey had the Comp II. I was jealous.
     
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    Did she get TE?

    (I was not jealous, just sorry.)
     
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    She did not. My first case came a few years later after reading Pancho Segura's book, which caused me to try to learn a sidespin forehand. I hit it with a straight elbow. Worked pretty well, but the elbow said "no". Don't recall which racket I was using at the time.
     
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