Why silver shaddows?

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#4
Does anybody Regular or TA wear the issue road slappers anyway? Never used to do.
 
#5
Because there is still a warehouse full of them? The sooner the Silver Shad warehouse is empty the sooner everyone gets the PT wotsits.

Trash 'em, exchange, trash again. You should be getting through a pair of trainers a year anyway.
 
#6
I think they will do more damage than good wearing them to run in........ might give them to the dog as a toy.
 
#9
So why do we still get issued Hi-Tec Silver Shaddows and not UK Gear PT-03 SC?
If I dig in my garage, I bet I can find my (unworn) olive green made-only-for-the-army trainers from 20 yrs ago. Last I heard, there was an entire warehouse full of 'em at Donnington.

You get Silver Shadows, 'cos they are (even) cheaper than the above (bit like SA80A1, perhaps?)

Look at it this way: with a T-shirt and a pair of Ron Hills above your Shadows, you'll be dressed in the height of 1980s squaddy leisure wear chic. Dress wifey the same, but delete "Shadows", Insert "White high heels", and you'll have the 80s theme party cracked.
 
#10
Just seen Silver Shadows on sale in Sports Direct - £29.99.

They were in the retro fashion section.....
 
#11
Just seen Silver Shadows on sale in Sports Direct - £29.99.

They were in the retro fashion section.....
I can beat that price: £17.99 from the nice West Indian chap who peddles footwear in Candleford Village hall once a month.

Oldest boy needed shoes for his new job as a lifeguard - didn't want them even for that, not even at that
low price.
 
#12
But runners seem to like them :0 Hi-Tech Silver shadow - Runners Forum

I had the ones previous to these which we called the Green Goddess' purely because everyone was issued them two sizes to big and they looked like firemens wellies! None of us would get blown over in the wind!! I still have an unworn pair in the loft...ebay here I come!!
 
#13
Lord! I was issued them when I was in brats in 87! They were on trial back then, and compared with doing PT in white daps they were a godsend. They may be cheap and ugly, but compared to what they replaced you really don't have much to complain about.
 
#14
My wife insists that I wear my green Silver Shadows when we make love, she says that they make me look dangerous. I think she means that they make look like I've escaped from the special ward.
 
#15
PT03s are overrated anyway. Bought one pair and they soon fell apart. Replaced them with another make and had less trouble and they are still going.
 
#17
Hi Tec Silver Shadows were the only trainers stocked by the NAAFI in the 80's, hence the fact so many squaddies wore them with their Ron Hills!

As for PT, we had to wear those primary school plimsolls first in black then in white. I remember doing a BFT in them on my JNCO Cadre, was like running in bare feet for 3 miles!
 
#18
I think they will do more damage than good wearing them to run in........ might give them to the dog as a toy.
Flip upside down, G-clamp to work bench, sand sole with coarse sand paper until all suggestion that they ever had tread is gone and they're reduced to flat grey leather. Also take a knife to some of the stitching before sanding, will no doubt help the shoe fall apart. Makes you look like a hard worker too.
 
#19
If I dig in my garage, I bet I can find my (unworn) olive green made-only-for-the-army trainers from 20 yrs ago. Last I heard, there was an entire warehouse full of 'em at Donnington.

You get Silver Shadows, 'cos they are (even) cheaper than the above (bit like SA80A1, perhaps?)

Look at it this way: with a T-shirt and a pair of Ron Hills above your Shadows, you'll be dressed in the height of 1980s squaddy leisure wear chic. Dress wifey the same, but delete "Shadows", Insert "White high heels", and you'll have the 80s theme party cracked.
1980s? I was sporting this look in 1998 when I joined the TA! But then again, it was in Wales, so I guess we were behind the fashion curve
 
#20
Mine are still in my Mum's loft, unused and a size and a half to big. I did try to exchange them but was told to put another pair of socks on....... :(
 
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