Retro Running Gear

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21/08/2014 at 14:17

I'm a terrible runner, I blame the big bones, and therefore the only satisfaction I can glean from running is from buying cool running gear.

I really want retro (80's ideally) styled running gear but it seems impossible to find.  I've tried eBay (obviously) but there is barely any selection, i was hoping that a forward (backward?!) thinking company would be designing some excellent retro styled tech running gear.

Do any of you know where I could look?

21/08/2014 at 14:21

Asics do a tiger brand range of goods... they are quite retro.


21/08/2014 at 14:30

That's nice gear (I have a pair of onitsuka tiger trainers) but it seems more casual wear rather than running clobber?

21/08/2014 at 14:33

Just design your own loads of technical t shirt printing places online where you can get custom made shirts, make up your own definitive cool top and you will know no-one else has it you can be your own design house.

21/08/2014 at 14:34
21/08/2014 at 14:43


That's my afternoon sorted...

21/08/2014 at 14:58

I designed an awesome singlet for myself, ready to order it, but then checked the price.

Take a guess how much you think one singlet would be in my design?


You heard me correctly, that was £90 for one vest!

Man, being a designer is expensive.

21/08/2014 at 16:01
21/08/2014 at 16:19

I took part in the British Masters' track & field champs a couple of weeks ago, and was keenly admiring some of the BMAF kit on display.  Unashamedly retrotastic gear!  This is the official kit you're supposed to wear for taking part in national/international vets' competitions but there don't appear to be any restrictions on buying the stuff.


Edited: 21/08/2014 at 16:26
21/08/2014 at 17:02

PhilPub you leg-end, that stuff is exactly the sort I'm looking for - many thanks for the link

21/08/2014 at 17:19

Good stuff, innit.  I can imagine David Coleman or Ron Pickering commentating on my run as I zoom along feeling like Steve Ovett - or maybe for the "bigger boned" gentleman, Daley Thompson doing the 1500 metres.  

21/08/2014 at 17:24

That's brilliant stuff, Phil!

28/08/2014 at 09:03

Still got a 'Sub 4' white and black mesh type running vest.

I bought it a few days after running Sub 4 for...1500m

Edited: 28/08/2014 at 09:03
28/08/2014 at 12:13

4 minutes or 4 hours?

28/08/2014 at 18:47

book: Minutes

30/08/2014 at 21:11

A pair of Ron Hills (love mine), some Silver Shadows (as per linky above) and surely just a retro cotton Tee would do it?


(...and I pretty much seem to have just described myself there!)

19/11/2014 at 01:32

how about the air max 90 retro shoes ? nice look


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