Memories From The Years Gone By

@marlina (75001)
Canada
January 5, 2016 2:00pm CST
One of my memories that I really like is the one of my "North Star Running Shoes". It was in the late 70's at the time and I had decided to try my hand, or should i say my feet at running. I had never done such a thing before and let me tell you that it wasn't easy at the beginning. But fortunately, the North Star shoes had come onto the market and I bought my first pair. The were white with 2 blue stripes on each side. My feet fell in love with those kinds of shoes and to the present days I am still in love with running shoes. I did end up getting better at running and loved every minute of it until later on I hurt my back and had to stop. I do miss the "highs" I used to get from running. I am including a link to the kind of shoes that I fell for in the 70's.
If you were North Stars you were cool. However, if you wore Gamma Running Shoes you were da bomb.
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@AnneEJ (5006)
• Dollard-Des-Ormeaux, Quebec
5 Jan 16
I never was much for running, but do enjoy a good brisk walk. Those shoes sound comfortable
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Compared to the regular canvas shoes, they were "paradise".
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
5 Jan 16
My son is hooked on sneakers and collects Nikes. He knows absolutely everything there is to know about them.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Hello Juday, I guess your son really, really loves his Nikes.
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@JudyEv (126340)
• Bunbury, Australia
6 Jan 16
@marlina He does. Now both Vince and I have Nikes too.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
@JudyEv I guess the Nike company has at least 3 good customers for life.
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@jaboUK (54517)
• United Kingdom
5 Jan 16
I used to do cross country running, but I can't remember what sort of shoes I had.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
Too bad that you can't remember the kind of shoes that you used to wear.
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@slund2041 (3377)
• United States
6 Jan 16
I never been healthy enough to enjoy running. I have always had asthma even as a child, I could not run much.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
I had a heart murmur and my Mom was always telling me not to get too excited. Later on when I was on my own I ask my doctor and he said I could do a lot more things that what my Mom told me I could do. It was a liberation.
• United States
6 Jan 16
Then @slund2041 having the asthma you do, is the perfect reason you should get out more but I am being lazy this time of year and should get out for fresh air, but don't. Not good for me to preach when I am NOT practicing at the moment
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@slund2041 (3377)
• United States
6 Jan 16
@enlightenedpsych2 I have so many health issues. Asthma is only one, and exertion seems to make it worse.
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
I remember those shoes. I had a pair very much like those except they were addias
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
Aren't those great memories?
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@fishtiger58 (30337)
• Momence, Illinois
5 Jan 16
@marlina Yes I loved those shoes. Hard to find those kind of shoes anymore. I hate all that shiny colorful type shoes they have now.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
5 Jan 16
@fishtiger58 I especially do not like orange shoes.
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@Morleyhunt (19894)
• Canada
12 Jan 16
I don't remember north stars, but everyone wanted PF flyers
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
12 Jan 16
I have no recollection of the PF flyers shoes at all
@IreneVincent (16025)
• United States
6 Jan 16
I had never heard of North Star running shoes, so I appreciate the video. I was never into running. I was into skating. That's how I got my exercise. Roller skating four or five times a week at the rink. I do own a pair of Nike shoes but I really don't like those types of shoes. They make my feet too hot. The last time I wore a pair, we went to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg, VA and before lunch, I had to sit on a bench and take those shoes off, along with my socks and air out my feet. They felt like they were on fire. I haven't had them on since then. I mostly wear what they would call "loafers." I have several different pairs and they are much more comfortable to me.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
7 Jan 16
To me, they are so comfortable, I even call them my magic shoes.
@Juliaacv (31306)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
The "shoe of the day" that I remember the most from my younger days was the Nike, the swoosh caught my eye and I still like a good pair of Nikes as I find them comfortable.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
I don't think that I ever owned a Nike pair of shoes, I had North Star, Adidas and New Balance and a few other "non brand name" over the years.
@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
6 Jan 16
I have never been one that could get into running. It was always too painful for me but I can see why people enjoy it so much. It does give you a kind of high feeling with the adrenaline pumping.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Sometimes the highs were so high, I thought I was going to fly. I also had tons of energy then.
@Platespinner (16783)
• Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 Jan 16
Just thinking about running makes my knees ache...
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
I don' run anymore, too many problems, but I walk.
@amadeo (67832)
• United States
5 Jan 16
we do cross country skiing here in New Hampshire.Been awhile though.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
I did cross country skiing in my "younger days". Love it then.
@TRBRocks420 (79646)
• Banks, Oregon
5 Jan 16
Never had a pair, but sounds like you have great memories of them.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
Oh yes, I was in love with the comfort of running shoes.
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• United States
5 Jan 16
I was never into running, even when I was thin and went to the gym, but because I smoked I guess running wasn't made for me! I'm not even much of a walker these days.
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@marlina (75001)
• Canada
6 Jan 16
I guess that smoking would have interfere with your breathing a lot.
@antonbunot (9486)
• Calgary, Alberta
5 Jan 16
This reminds me and my older sister when we were kids back in the Philippines . . we did not have shoes! Our late parents were so poor that they could not even buy us shoes . . not even sandals. My sister and I had to go to the school barefooted. I had my first pair of rubber shoes when I was in grade 5! However, from time to time I opted not to wear them . . not only that I did not want them to get damaged . . but more because my feet hurt!
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@LadyDuck (164000)
• Switzerland
6 Jan 16
I have always liked shoes that allow me to bent my foot, I dislike a rigid sole. I use Superga shoes for running.
@hiru84 (956)
• Malaysia
6 Jan 16
Glad to heard that. You were lucky to buy them soon, because you liked and searched them. Take care when you are running.
@celticeagle (118651)
• Boise, Idaho
6 Jan 16
I have never heard of North Star running shoes. I always wear Skechers.
@BelleStarr (39069)
• United States
6 Jan 16
I wore Reeboks first I think and love them for years.
@Jessicalynnt (47895)
• Centralia, Missouri
6 Jan 16
I never ran, but do love good shoes