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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 14:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Do you remember fatty's argument with another Queenzoner (I forgot who it was) about Freddie's Adidas boots he used to wear on stage? Well, Adidas now sells a very similar model called Boxing TR.

You can see them here

http://www.bolliger-schuhe.ch/adidas-schuhe-originals-training-lifestyle-men.html

To compare with Freddie's original shoes:

http://www.queenzone.com/multimedia/pictures/images/Freddie_Mercury/16420027751.jpg





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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I remember that..:-) These old ones look pretty close..

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48862&item=8115406946&rd=1

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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Have to buy them, otherwise i'm not a real fan


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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 14:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think the thirth pair of shoes in the addidas web looks like Freddie's ones the most.


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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 21:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There's a model of Adidas shoes that are dead-on replicas called Prajna. They're flat-soled yoga shoes and they're VERY comfy and attractive -- you can see them on Adidas.com. I love mine!!

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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 22:32 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I used to have Adidas that looked almost exactly like Freddie's, but they don't fit anymore.


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Posted: 01 Jul 04, 22:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have the Adidas Prajna sneakers!!!

I got them last fall and I love them way too much. :-)


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Posted: 02 Jul 04, 11:45 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Ah, yes.

Fatty's argument was with Khashoggi (and what a great one it was), and Khashoggi was convinced that the particulal model that Freddie used to wear was the Hercules wresting boot, pretty much as in the link Erin provided.




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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 00:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

My son (when he was a baby)got little baby Adidas that look exactly like Freddie's.(Still has 'em)


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Posted: 04 Jul 04, 21:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Erica, we have class!! (LOL)
I've worn the Adidas brand since 1975. I remember when I bought my first pair, my mum thought I was crazy spending $20 on "sneakers". I bought them because they were the first athletic shoe that fit correctly!
Now they're $80 and up. I still buy them. There's a great seller on Ebay (user name Shoebacca) that has some very awesome prices! I got a pair of black and white Superstars for (get this) $5.25. Shipping was $6.50. Best bargain I ever got on a pair of Adidas!!

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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i will look after them in my local adidas market


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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 12:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I have such a soft spot for Puma sneakers... they've taken over my closet. I have like, 10 pairs of them... but great fun fact! :-)


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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 14:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Check Shoebacca on Ebay, please folks!!! He has the BEST deals, better and cheaper than anywhere else. I'm a repeat customer! :-))

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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 14:24 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=#CC0000>hangman wrote:

these are the best pair of Freddie-ish lookalike shoes I've ever seen so far:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=48862&item=8115406946&rd=1

too bad they are expensive and too long for my feet...


Hangman, that is NOT a bad price at all! When I was looking for a pair similar to that in 2002, one pair of Hercules on Ebay went for $275...and the ones in the auction you referred to are in MUCH better shape and with the original box!!
(Yes, the size is very large -- get 'em and stuff the toes with toilet paper!! LOL)

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Posted: 05 Jul 04, 18:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Strangely, the idea of buying used shoes just doesn't appeal to me.


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Posted: 10 Jul 04, 10:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

You would be surprised at the people who collect used Reeboks, Nikes and Adidas! *cringe*

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Posted: 10 Jul 04, 11:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

That's just plain gross. It's probably the next grossest thing to used underwear.


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Posted: 10 Jul 04, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

EWWWWWW!!!!

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Posted: 11 Jul 04, 18:38 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

For me it depends on the usedness of the shoe. I got some Chuck Taylors off trademe.co.nz that the seller had worn only a couple of times before he realised they were too small for $30, where they'd cost $90 new.
And when I got them they smelt fine and you could barely tell at all that they'd ever been worn :-) However, I wouldn't buy any that really were secondhand.


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Posted: 11 Jul 04, 19:46 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

"However, I wouldn't buy any that really were secondhand."

Secondfoot ;)