British Army OG trainers

#1
In the early 90s ('93?) British troops were issued OG/grey running trainers for pt as running in boots was causing many soldiers to damage their feet.
I still have a pair of these that have been in regular use since I 'obtained' them in '94 but what I want to know is what civvie trainer were they based on?
They are simply the most comfortable running shoe I have ever used and despite showing no signs of wear I know they will have to call endex eventually and I would like to find the civvie version as I am that impressed!
 
#2
REMEbrat said:
I still have a pair of these that have been in regular use since I 'obtained' them in '94
Shame on you for even admitting that you pikey cnut but I think it was the Nike Silver Shadows (that is the brand that was issued after the demise of the green ones anyway).
 
#6
HiTec Silver Shadows,now they are silver, and they're still issued.

I reckon they're the dogs bollocks for running in.
 
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#7
I've still got a brand new unworn pair of them! I've also still got my black Army daps.

I might just put the trainers on eBAy.....SAS/SBS Running shoes anyone?
 
#8
The green ones weren't based on the Silver Shadow and I don't know what they were based on.

They were useful for taking on exercise. Green and it didn't matter if they got trashed.
 
#9
We were issued the green ones and a pair of white daps - and then told by the PTIs that if we ever wore them for PT, we'd get reamed. They were shockingly bad. The Silver Shadow was a major improvement and a fine neutral running shoe - as long as you get a new pair every few hundred miles (advised by a specialist physio).
 
#10
the old Green ones were based on, indeed made by Reebok (Reebok Royals I believe) I had a red and white version of them and they were exactly the same as the green ones in design, cut and material.

I always thought they were better than the Hi tec silver Shadow.

Cardinal
 
#11
REMEbrat said:
I still have a pair of these that have been in regular use since I 'obtained' them in '94...

They are simply the most comfortable running shoe I have ever used and despite showing no signs of wear I know they will have to call endex eventually...
You obviously don't do much PT if one pair of trainers has lasted over 12 years!
 
#13
Cardinal said:
the old Green ones were based on, indeed made by Reebok (Reebok Royals I believe) I had a red and white version of them and they were exactly the same as the green ones in design, cut and material.

I always thought they were better than the Hi tec silver Shadow.

Cardinal
Thats what we got told as well when issued in 93. Not as comfy as Reebok or Hi Tec tho and yes i stilll have a green pair which are buried in my sausage bag!
 
#14
Bloody running shoes!! lucky ba$tard$ all we had were the horrible white plimsoles for the gym and highleg boots for running. No wonder the army has gone soft, bloody running shoes!!! :sweatdrop:
 
#15
Only ever had the black daps...Those along with Shorts, Huge, Stanly Mathews" and PT top "White, V Neck, Biafran"...I am sure the there was some sort of time warp in the stores!
 
#17
REMEbrat said:
In the early 90s ('93?) British troops were issued OG/grey running trainers for pt as running in boots was causing many soldiers to damage their feet.I still have a pair of these that have been in regular use since I 'obtained' them in '94 but what I want to know is what civvie trainer were they based on?
They are simply the most comfortable running shoe I have ever used and despite showing no signs of wear I know they will have to call endex eventually and I would like to find the civvie version as I am that impressed!
Running in 12 year old trainers will fu*k you up more than running in a decent pair of boots. By "regular use" you mean your not TA?
"No signs of wear" yep been in the box for most of the time!!!!!!

Go to a DECENT sports shop and ask to speak to their trainer god who will sort you out....... :threaten:
Being a large ex rugby type I found a fantastic pair of trainers and with extra inners no pain on those LONG runs :thumleft: ................to the chippy :shakefist:
 
#18
datumhead said:
REMEbrat said:
In the early 90s ('93?) British troops were issued OG/grey running trainers for pt as running in boots was causing many soldiers to damage their feet.I still have a pair of these that have been in regular use since I 'obtained' them in '94 but what I want to know is what civvie trainer were they based on?
They are simply the most comfortable running shoe I have ever used and despite showing no signs of wear I know they will have to call endex eventually and I would like to find the civvie version as I am that impressed!
Running in 12 year old trainers will fu*k you up more than running in a decent pair of boots. By "regular use" you mean your not TA?
"No signs of wear" yep been in the box for most of the time!!!!!!

Go to a DECENT sports shop and ask to speak to their trainer god who will sort you out....... :threaten:
Being a large ex rugby type I found a fantastic pair of trainers and with extra inners no pain on those LONG runs :thumleft: ................to the chippy :shakefist:
Dead on, mate. Silver Shadows fall apart after about 6 weeks of punishment.

Being a large footed bloke, they were the only trainer I could find (post-service) to fit me. I'm now a size 14 (& rising) so have to go to specialist shops for my footwear, which proves fecking expensive!
 
#19
In reply to several posters, they were 'in a box somewhere' for about three years post acquisition, used daily for three months as sh1tty work shoes, back in a box for another couple of years. They saw light again for about six months as I was building fitness in failed attempt to join Army then being used a couple of days a week as walking shoesfor last three years.
They are easily the most comfortable trainers I have worn and as they are still in A1 condition I fail to see how they will fook up my feet.
 
#20
ne f while externally they may look ok whatever cushioning they had is long gone fine bimbleing about in but if you decide to run in them your suffer
if you want to get fit go to a sports shop and buy some decent trainers and buy sports shop I don't mean jds one like the sweatshop owned or staffedby runners rather than fashion experts
 

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