Some shoe designs are classic and stand the test of time. This vintage ad for Bancroft Tretorn tennis shoes shows just how much this style was as popular then as it is now. The only difference being is that in the 1970s, this style of tennis shoe was pretty much dedicated to, well, playing tennis!
45 years later, you will see this same style of shoe, only they are high-priced, logoed luxury designer goods meant for everyday street wear. I’m sure most pairs nowadays never set foot on a tennis court. 🙂
Great memory. I was in a sorority in college in the late 1970’s, which meant that our sorority house was filled with Tretorns. Most of us did not wear socks, and part of the hazing was having our sneakers laced with itching powder. Giggle. It was hilarious. 😉 Thanks, Debbie