Monday, 24 December 2007

Guess the Sneaker #4

Time for another round of Guess the Sneaker. Which do you think this is????

Mystery Tyguns

Thanks to Elisabeth, who sent me this photo of some very smart Adidas Tyguns which she is having trouble tracking down. She thinks they were available in France. This got me stumped, so can anyone else help?

This isn't the first time I've known of a pair of Tyguns seeming to be available in one country but not, perhaps, another. Here's some others I've spotted:

Any information you guys can supply would be gratefully appreciated by myself and Elisabeth!

Saturday, 1 December 2007

More Vintage Adidas

Another pair of old timers from my collection: Adidas ELite International, in black.

These shoes aren't for sale or trade. Sorry!

Thursday, 22 November 2007

Kid Coccioletti

Kid Coccioletti
Originally uploaded by PeterDuke
This is a first class boxer portrait.

And I really wish you could still get those Adidas boxing boots!

Thursday, 8 November 2007

Lacing Up

Of all the photos I've posted on Flickr, the shoes I most get asked about are these vintage Adidas Combat Speed wrestling shoes. So here's a movie of me lacing mine up.

Sorry guys, they're still not for sale.

Monday, 5 November 2007

Bunches of Chucks

As the title suggests, some bunches of chucks. As posted on various groups on Facebook.

Whilst there's no finer sight than a large collection of Converse All Stars, am I alone in thinking that a lot of these variants just suck?

Shoe Inspection

One of the many things that makes me a rather poor wrestler is the temptation to check out my opponent's gear (especially his shoes) instead of concentrating on the match. This photo seems to show a wrestler making the same mistake. He seems to be having a damn close look at that awesome Adidas Elite International wrestling shoe. And who can blame him? It's a great shoe (now, sadly, very rare) and this one's seen a lot of combat!

Saturday, 3 November 2007

Rare Nike wrestling shoes on eBay

Another very interesting set of photos posted for an eBay auction. Now why can't they make wrestling shoes like these anymore?

Click the title to visit the auction page.

Adidas Tyrint on eBay

Great images of a great shoe (already a rarity) from eBay.

Click the title to visit the auction page

Saturday, 27 October 2007

Bata Bullets in Black

Taking a random pair from my collection for a photo feature, I choose these hot and rarely worn Bata Bullets vintage wrestling shoes, in black canvas. There are amongst the greatest treasures of my collection. (They're not for sale!)

More interesting eBay stuff

More interesting ASICS wrestling shoes available recently on eBay. If only I had room for even more pairs in my closet!

Great Adidas boots

I'm loving this video, posted by "fightfist" on Youtube. Thanks Dude, I'm really lovin' your boxin' boots! :D

Tuesday, 23 October 2007

ASICS Wrestling '81s

Recent black and white portrait of one pair from my collection. I really should wear them more often!

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Pink Wrestling Shoes

Not sure I'd have the guts to wear these on the wrestling mat, but I'd sure love to know where you can buy them!!

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

Vintage wrestling videos

Loving this vintage wrestling footage from youtube. Many thanks to the poster :-) Check out those awesome wrestling shoes, which I think are either by Bata or Converse. Would love to try wrestling in a pair of these!

Thursday, 20 September 2007

More from Wrestling Direct

Another great image from what is becoming my favourite wrestling gear website,, this time of the new Cael 3.0s. Great shoes, especially in red/gold like this. But I'm also loving that highly stylised image of a wrestler in his Caels!

My friend's new boots

A friend of mine has just bought these awesome Adidas Javelin shoes. Nice!

Monday, 20 August 2007

New Yellow Chucks

Meet my new yellow ("Snapdragon") Converse All Stars. These boys are getting a lot of wear right now!

Monday, 30 July 2007

Real wrestling action

Congratulations and thanks to the guys at for sharing this superb footage of some genuine, and intense, submission wrestling, and congratulations on those NICE singlets! ;-) Why anyone would want to watch lame WWF wrestling when they can watch genuine, exciting grappling like this is totally beyond me!

Sunday, 29 July 2007

Great wrestling image

Originally uploaded by lucien fp05
More proof that black and white photography really works for wrestling images. Great expression on the cradled wrestler here, and you can really feel the exhilaration of the winning wrestler too. And I love those great vintage Asics wrestling shoes!

Saturday, 21 July 2007

Boxing Boot Showoff

Very proud of these great old vintage boxing boots. I think they are called Adidas Fight or Knockout. Does anyone know?

New v Old

Two fine examples of wrestling shoes from Adidas, one from years back, one from more recently. Both good-perfoming shoes on the mat, no doubt, but which shoe do you prefer?

Brand new yellow Chucks

Brand new yellow Chucks
Originally uploaded by boots160
STOP PRESS: These splendid yellow Chucks have just been added to my collection. More images soon!

Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Wrestling Shoe Collection

A fine array of adidas and asics wrestling shoes posted on Flickr.

A few pairs that I'd love to have in my collection! Lovely. NOTE: These aren't mine, so don't go asking me how much or what size!!!!