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My favorite time for shoes is unquestionably the running styles that emerged from ’70s. The color, the simplicity, the funk…It’s all there. Despite the lack of technology, in terms of simplicity, you have to respect the game.
Which is why I’m highly impressed to see SneakerFreaker bring back the beat with an interview with Nike Vintage Running shoe collector, Lindy Darrell, who has a strong love for rubber tongues and Japanese Gorilla glue. Check out the SneakerFreaker interview here.
Unlike most collectors, who put their shoes on ice and wear for fashion, Darrell was a true runner when running was an emerging sport, and his collection delves heavily into that time with flats, spikes, and trainers. What’s cool in the article is that he gives love to Pre’s archrival, Lasse Viren, who undoubtedly was the best runner of the ’70s.
Although I don’t share his opinion that the Waffle Racer IIs weren’t a cool reissue from Nike. I do enjoy his tastes on the Nike ’76 Verdun. Here’s to hoping a return will come…That’s a summer look just waiting to pop.