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bigbrotiki
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-01-03 12:25 pm   Permalink

I'm more partial to Vans :





 
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bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
Posts: 8931
From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-01-08 09:15 am   Permalink

Sven,
thats cool man, I've been a die hard Vans Fan since 81 when I moved to So. Cal. I have been bringing up the topic of Vans vs. Converse to some of the surf, and tiki crowds. To me Vans has a classic California vibe, that would be perfect for a surf band to wear. Where to me, When I see Converse I think 50 basketball, guy, N.Y. Street thug, or Punk rocker.
I have had in the past, a pair of Vans high tops, that were black, with grey palm leaves silloettes. wish I still had those.
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bigbrotiki
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From: Tiki Island, above the Silverlake
Posted: 2007-01-09 09:21 am   Permalink

I was really bummed when one summer a couple of years ago I was away shooting in Germany, and they put out this cool burlap model:





To me, this is the perfect Beachcomber shoe! The fabric looks even better when torn. If I would have found these in time, I would have bought three or four pairs, but when I discovered them that fall, there were no more to be found anywhere in LA area stores (with my size 12-13 the selection is limited, too )


 
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tikicar
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Joined: Feb 19, 2005
Posts: 106
From: York, Pa.
Posted: 2007-01-09 2:54 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I totally agree. For me it has been Vans since the early 80s. I remember going to see Fast Times at the movies and I was wearing checkerd vans at the theatre. I had a friend in High school that was a pro BMX racer and was sponcered by Vans. We could get anything. We had Checkered slip ons like Spoicolis that had the Fast Times logo across the bottom scene section. I still have the box they came in that says Fast Times Vans. In the old days you could pay $2.00 more and get whatever you wanted. They had a template showing two shoes. Then they gave you the sample book. You wrote the number of fabric you wanted in the section of shoe. Also what color stripe and what scene you wanted. I ordered a pair of checkered laced shoes once. I ordered them complete opposite of each other. My friend ordered a pair with nothing the same. Ugliest shoes ever. We thought they were cool though. If I understand you can still custom order shoes if you buy a certain amount using the fabic of your choice. How about Tiki Central Vans. Do a big group buy. I am in for a few pairs. Little Tikis across the bottom scenes. Maybe a Volcano. Hey Sven how about a Book of Tiki edition? Scott

 
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hewey
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Joined: Sep 14, 2004
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From: Sydney, Australia
Posted: 2007-01-09 6:26 pm   Permalink

They're some wild shoes!

Love the Cons. My brother has a blue pair and a red pair. He usually wears one red one and one blue one, just to freak people out Ive recently got a pair of Cons, and got a pair of Cons look a likes. I think the the look a likes are going to cop some pinstripes on the toes
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-01-10 10:38 pm   Permalink

Sven those Canvas Vans are the shit man.

we need to start a seperate Vans thread,
I feel contaminated hangin here with all these street thug
Coverse wearing people.

joking people, only joking.
but seriously, how ugly is that big white rubber toe cap.
ughhhh the humanity.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-01-16 10:13 pm   Permalink

wow no reply to my vicious anti converse statements in almost a week.
I think this thread needs a shot in the arm.

Jeff(bigtikidude)


 
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bamalamalu
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Joined: Mar 20, 2006
Posts: 578
Posted: 2007-01-17 6:37 pm   Permalink

On my feet it's all monochromes, all the time!




 
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Tiki-Kate
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Joined: Sep 21, 2003
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From: Yucaipa, CA
Posted: 2007-01-28 5:20 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-16 22:13, bigtikidude wrote:
wow no reply to my vicious anti converse statements in almost a week.
I think this thread needs a shot in the arm.

Jeff(bigtikidude)




There's just no question. Vans are cooler. Period.

Proof:



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cheekytiki
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Joined: Mar 09, 2004
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From: The Haole Hut, London, UK
Posted: 2007-01-29 12:38 am   Permalink

Sven those are cool, these are kind of similar, available last year




 
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tikicar
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From: York, Pa.
Posted: 2007-01-29 2:33 pm   Permalink

I just bought a really cool set of Vans. Sorry not set up to post pictures on here. They are very tiki inspired. Black & White with a really cool pattern. Just do a regular search for Vans Galinsky Print #3

 
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bigtikidude
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2007-03-03 12:17 am   Permalink

are these what you are talking about?
I want some if so, but no 14's
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http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?topic=23187&forum=12&7

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Paipo
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Joined: Jun 22, 2006
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From: Aotearoa / NZ
Posted: 2007-03-03 01:47 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-29 00:38, cheekytiki wrote:
Sven those are cool, these are kind of similar, available last year






I saw a kid (13 or so) wearing these at an art/craft fair I went to today, I think he got a little freaked out by how excited his shoes made me. Not only that, he was selling fridge magnets - some of which had tikis on them.
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kustomtiki
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Joined: Oct 28, 2003
Posts: 152
From: La Mesa
Posted: 2007-03-03 4:54 pm   Permalink

The Galinskis are the s$%#!!

 
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BrianPettit
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Joined: Jun 25, 2006
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From: Oregon, WI
Posted: 2007-03-03 9:36 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2007-01-29 00:38, cheekytiki wrote:
Sven those are cool, these are kind of similar, available last year






These are cool as hell... I'm in the market for new shoes. I missed out on these. The the new ones look like carpet and really ugly.

http://www.zappos.com/n/p/dp/9465882/c/78813.html

Anyone know where to get some of these or another version (maybe not by Vans)???

I guess I will have to troll ebay to see if I can get some of last years model.

Brian
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