I'm just about to hand in my Hi-Tec silver Shadows for a new pair.
I remember in the 80's we ran in boots and had bought our own hi-tecs for swanning about pubs etc. They went really well with grey cords which were also in fashion.
Before you all laugh ya bstaards - unless you have a design/sewing qualification you can only buy what's in the shops!!!!!!!!
The rule in Clubs/Disco's etc was - Shoes Only - for those of us in Jock Regiments thank feck brogues were in fashion, but it was a helluva job gettn them past the guardroom. Even worse was not remembering to pick up your carrier bag (thrown over the fence) carrying your trainers and swap the buggers.
We learned to buy a pair of patent leather oxfords - far less hassle!!!
I went green again three years ago and burst out laughing when I got ISSUED hi-tecs. Absolute pish in the wet - got the traction properties of a wet bar of soap!!