Vintage Tennis Shoes

BorgCash

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I'm a big fan of old tennis of the 70's and especially 80's, which i consider the the gold era of tennis.
Also i like very much that period racquets, still play most of the time with them.
And at last but not least, i'm a big fan of vintage tennis wear and shoes, that became the synonym of style back then.
There were many very different companies produced tennis shoes then.
Big companies: Adidas, Nike, Puma, Reebok;
Italian ones: Diadora, Superga, Fila, Lotto, Sergio Tacchini;
Racquet companies: Wilson, Head, Prince, Volkl, Dunlop;
Shoes specialists (sports and non): Converse, KSwiss, New Balance, Asahi, Bally, Romika;
Sports companies (not so big as the first ones): Le Coq Sportif, Pony, Tretorn.
If there are any other fans of vintage shoes, please you can name companies and models you remember and also post pictures if you have some.
Thank you.
 

OnTheLine

Hall of Fame
Tretorn

Edited to add: just noticed you had them under "sports companies" loved their old classic shoes back in 80s!
 
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BorgCash

Legend
Tretorn

Edited to add: just noticed you had them under "sports companies" loved their old classic shoes back in 80s!
Tretorn was worn by Borg in Sweden and outside of Europe, if i'm not wrong. Tretorn made tennis racquets, balls (still do), apparel, shoes.
 
Santana won Wimbledon using a Tretorn racket. Best tennis shoes of all time where the Diadora Senator and Diadora Boris Becker. Nastase old wood frame from Adidas made in France was the only racket to rival Dunlop Fort in old good days. VS gut used to be called split lambs gut. with no coating it played great.
 

BorgCash

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Santana won Wimbledon using a Tretorn racket. Best tennis shoes of all time where the Diadora Senator and Diadora Boris Becker. Nastase old wood frame from Adidas made in France was the only racket to rival Dunlop Fort in old good days. VS gut used to be called split lambs gut. with no coating it played great.
What about Wilson Jack Kramer Pro Staff?
 

BorgCash

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Santana won Wimbledon using a Tretorn racket. Best tennis shoes of all time where the Diadora Senator and Diadora Boris Becker. Nastase old wood frame from Adidas made in France was the only racket to rival Dunlop Fort in old good days. VS gut used to be called split lambs gut. with no coating it played great.
I've heard several times that in life Ilie played with Dunlop with Adidas pj.
 

BorgCash

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Santana won Wimbledon using a Tretorn racket. Best tennis shoes of all time where the Diadora Senator and Diadora Boris Becker. Nastase old wood frame from Adidas made in France was the only racket to rival Dunlop Fort in old good days. VS gut used to be called split lambs gut. with no coating it played great.
Also like Diadora most, you know why, both Borg and Cash used them:).
 

onehandbh

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For a year I played with a pair of Dunlop Volley shoes on a clay court.

I read about them and like the design so I bought a pair. Used it everywhere and for everything, including climbing on roofs.

Love the low-to-the ground, soft rubbe sole.

They are terrible on hardcourts, though. Zero cushioning.
 

BorgCash

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For a year I played with a pair of Dunlop Volley shoes on a clay court.

I read about them and like the design so I bought a pair. Used it everywhere and for everything, including climbing on roofs.

Love the low-to-the ground, soft rubbe sole.

They are terrible on hardcourts, though. Zero cushioning.
Is it a model with canvas top?
 

JW10S

Hall of Fame
When I 1st started playing tennis I wore Converse SkidGrip shoes--and so did everyone else, including many pros. They had canvas uppers and blue herringbone soles. I wore them for years. Then Adidas came out with the Robert Hallait (later the Stan Smith) leather shoe and that was like 'wow, leather tennis shoes!'
 

mmk

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In the early 70s I had a pair of tennis shoes from a French company called Patrick. They looked nice, but had some tacks or nails or something similar in the heel that started pushing through the insole after a month or so. I just looked them up, they are still in business, but appear to not make tennis shoes anymore.
 

BorgCash

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In the early 70s I had a pair of tennis shoes from a French company called Patrick. They looked nice, but had some tacks or nails or something similar in the heel that started pushing through the insole after a month or so. I just looked them up, they are still in business, but appear to not make tennis shoes anymore.
Always thought that Patrick made just football equipment - boots, balls, clothes, bags.
 

BorgCash

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In the early 70s I had a pair of tennis shoes from a French company called Patrick. They looked nice, but had some tacks or nails or something similar in the heel that started pushing through the insole after a month or so. I just looked them up, they are still in business, but appear to not make tennis shoes anymore.
Is it French company?
 

BorgCash

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Yoooouuu’llll neeeeeeeveeeeer waaaaaaalk alooooone :)

If I recall Patrick was a high end football equipment company.. there was umbro, mitre, then obviously Adidas & puma.

Michael Ladrup too.. my Patrick boots were called “Ladrup Elite ”
Keegan then played in HSV (Hamburg).
Laudrup played later.
 

BorgCash

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Yoooouuu’llll neeeeeeeveeeeer waaaaaaalk alooooone :)

If I recall Patrick was a high end football equipment company.. there was umbro, mitre, then obviously Adidas & puma.

Michael Ladrup too.. my Patrick boots were called “Ladrup Elite ”
Yes. Also Le Coq Sportif, Hummel, Erima, Admiral (just clothing i think), Gola, some other Italian brands.
 

BorgCash

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Looks as though some of Patrick’s casual shoes are being sold through Ecco in the US. Those shoes I posted are only available outside of the US.
So they switch to casual now? The boots they made before were great. Besides Keegan also Platini was endorsed it for a while. Many good players used it.
 
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