Miffa Chan


Mythical running shoes from the past
September 30, 2008, 6:45 pm
Filed under: Editorial, running

When I was young a friend of mine and myself had a hobby: after school we went to El Corte Ingles in Bilbao, I do not remember which floor, but in the sports section they had a special places for the most advanced and expensive footwear.

Together with the item’s prize they put additional information like weight. There covered by a glass that protected them from undesirable people like us – unable to buy one pair with several years’ savings- were: The Adidas New York.

285 grams of Anthracite coloured beauty made in Western Germany.

The first model was released in 1982 or something around there and of course I never have owned one pair. May be fifteen or twenty years after that they made a re-edition.

I failed to get the real colour a few years ago. I loved them, I love them but I was not going to pay 200 dollars for a crappy pair. I missed the opportunity because I didn’t found my size.

Now, I founded on ebay for just 25 euro. A pity that the colour scheme is not the original one and that the overall feeling is that this pair has nothing related to the old New York.


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