Does anyone remember these shoes of the 70’s? The soles were made from a tyre tread & the tops were interwoven strips of suede. Kids loved them & parents hated them with a vengeance!! Perhaps it was the slovenly look which the older generation took exception to. They were quite heavy, so you did tend to drag your feet & they definitely gave you that “hippy” look!
The soles never wore out, it was always the strapping that gave way, but a few dangling pieces of suede never stopped anyone. Treads were a truly unique fashion icon of the 70’s. I loved my hand me downs!
Did you have a pair?
I begged my parents for years for a pair of treads but they never gave in. My mum always referred to them as “slovenly” and she was probably right now I think about it! But I never gave up and one day my wish came true as I eventually acquired a second hand pair from a friend’s daughter. They were a size too small, but I was determined to wear them anyway even though my toes definitely hung too far out the top!