Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Retro Wednesday....




The year was 1964...I was in 9th grade!
If you wanted to be 'cool', you owned a pair of Flagg Brothers "Roach Killers"!
If you really wanted to be cool, you put taps on the heels...
They could hear you comming down the hall a mile away!!
I still have mine...Of course!
And you only wore them with white socks...Of Course!!
Oddly enough, the taps saved the heels from wearing down.
See...? They still fit....
Hahahaha...look these up on E-Bay Vintage Clothing.
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Peace...!!

15 comments:

Serena Joy said...

Noooooo! Pimp shoes?! And you're still wearing them? You truly are a packrat, G. And I thought I was bad with the shoes.:)

Mona said...

O For my bad luck! I lost on 'nother cool Yahtzee...

G, is the shoe show on? I'd better go & get mine too!

James Goodman, Author said...

Oh, those are awesome, Galen. Way better than the Kaepas that were popular when I was in school. :D

SignGurl said...

Sprechen zee Dutsch? Haha! These remind me of Dutch shoes.

My friend's dad called these shoes PFC's (Puerto Rican Fence Climbers) because your toes can fit in the chain link fence easily when climbing them.

buffalodickdy said...

We used heel plates back in 5th-6th grade... You could go down a metal slide on your heels at Mach 2... Also sparked well at night against concrete sidewalks!

Liquid said...

I love it! My Mother, just the other day was telling me a story about my Dad, and his shoes in high school. lol

These are the same ones she described!

Now he complains about the sound of her in her "flip-flops"

Go figure!

Great post!

gab said...

I have never seen those kinds of shoes, but I do remember penny loafers and saddle shoes

Breazy said...

I bet you have a treasure trove around your house.

How have you been Galen? I have been busier than a one legged man at a butt kicking contest..hahaha!

Hope all is well!
HUGS!

J Morgetron said...

I like vintage stuff ... shoes, wine, jewelry, movies, clothing, men.

*winks*

Rebicmel said...

Let's see in 1964 I wasn't even a twinkle in my parents eyes, Dec 1, 1965 I was born. You know I bet those shoes looked cool with blue jeans and a white t-shirt though.

Or were you more of a beatnik sort of type daddy-0. No not Galen, I bet even then you were a rebel rouser lol.

have a great evening boyo!!!

Rebicmel said...

I think you probably look better in biker boots and bandanna's. Sheesh was just looking over all the blogs I have missed there has been so many!!

G-Man said...

Hi Sherry...
How appropriate that the Queen of Fashion Footwear has knocked first!
Thanks for recognizing me as a Pimp-Daddy..
hehehehe..xox

Mona...
I'd like to see you in sandals...With bright red toes!! :-)

Cool James...
Real Coooooool...G

Jenn....?
I sure hope that there are no Puerto Rican readers...
I don't want to get stabbed!!! hehehehe

Buff...?
Heel Plates?
That sounds so formal..
And I threw a few sparks in my day...G

Liquid...
Two weeks in a row?
I'm so glad that I can put a smile on your face!
I really love the hair...;-)

Gabby...
They still have those styles...
These are antique..hahaha

Hi Breazy...
I've missed you...
I hope your son is feeling better...((HUG))

JODIE!!!!!!
Back from camping??
I'll stop by...G

Missy...
I've heard tell that your poetry blog is awesome...
We've all missed you very much...G :-))

lime said...

and i know why they were called roach killers. so pointy you could back the damn bugs up into the corner and impale the suckers. i really can't believe some of the stuff you still have but i think i have my last pair of go=go boots around here somewhere. hahahaha.

G-Man said...

Limey, you are absolutely right...
hahaha..Good call...;-)
(something smells like Bleu Cheese)

KB said...

Do you ever stop talking about feet?