Can you place these vintage shoes and sneakers into the correct decade?

This quiz is just for kicks.


Image: Sears, Travel Fox, Converse

There have been many iconic shoes over the years. Who remembers wearing platform shoes, go-go boots or even clogs?

The way certain shoes were advertised were sometimes just as iconic as the shoes themselves.

The quiz below provides eighteen vintage advertisements from either the 1960s, '70s or '80s. Can you properly place each ad in the right decade? "Shoes" wisely!

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  1. Pedwin
    Image: Pedwin
  2. Sears
    Image: Sears
  3. Turtles by Giorgio Brutini
    Image: Giorgio Brutini
  4. Converse
    Image: Converse
  5. B Altman & Co.
    Image: B Altman & Co.
  6. Gallenkamp
    Image: Gallenkamp
  7. Lunar Gold by Jarman
    Image: Jarman
  8. Adidas
    Image: Adidas
  9. Winthrop
    Image: Winthrop
  10. Two-Tones by Jarman
    Image: Jarman
  11. Converse
    Image: Converse
  12. Trax by Kmart
    Image: Kmart
  13. L.A. Gear
    Image: L.A. Gear
  14. Foot-Joy
    Image: FootJoy
  15. Travel Fox
    Image: Travel Fox
  16. Roblee
    Image: Roblee
  17. Golo Boots
    Image: Golo Footwear
  18. KangaROOS
    Image: KangaROOS

Can you place these vintage shoes and sneakers into the correct decade?

Your Result...

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JERRY6 33 months ago
6 of 18 , never cared much about shoes , as long as they fit , wore boots most my life
tootsieg 34 months ago
12/18. Messed up on the men’s shoes.
Dario 35 months ago
14 out of 18. Got numbers 6, 9, 10, and 16 wrong. 😁😁😁😁😁
idkwut2use 35 months ago
12/18, argh. I especially want #15 & #3. And #12.
Few of ‘em resemble pairs I have.
olddogg 49 months ago
What!? No PF Flyers with the magic wedge?
BuddyHinton olddogg 49 months ago
I know! Seriously man they were the BEST. I begged my mom for a pair of PF Flyers because “the guy on TV said that they’d “Make me run faster & jump higher!” I think they did. In the head of a 7 year old boy. Lol. 💪🏻👍🏻
SheriHeffner 50 months ago
14 out of 18. When I was in junior high school in the 1970s, thy had me convinced that ADIDAS stood for All day I dream about sex.
LibbyBelle 50 months ago
WOW 8/18.... I have no sole!
greasedaily 50 months ago
all of those shoes in the '80's look the same!

Lantern 50 months ago
The ones I got right were only because I guessed based on the clothing and/or hairstyles of the people in the ad.
Moverfan 50 months ago
Why no Thom McAnn? I've still got one of their ads stuck in my head from 50 years ago--"I wanna tell you 'bout the Jaguar shoe... "
Utzaake 50 months ago
12/18. 5, 6, 7, 9, 14 and 17. Very tricky quiz. Easiest questions were the ones about athletic shoes because they weren't marketed as fashion items until the 1980s. Other ones had varying degrees of difficulty, with the toughest being #5 because luxury women's shoe ads never really changed from the 1950s to the 1980s.
dth1971 50 months ago
I wish the 1977 TV commercial for Sears the Winner shoe with the animated boy saying "Converse makes 'em but Sears gives 'em sole!" in it surfaced on a video site someday...
MarthaWashington 50 months ago
I still wear some of those styles. Some of those styles from the 60's to the 80 looked the same to me. I used some of the photos to guide my guess'. Rubber flip flops from the 60's still look the same today....
Catman 50 months ago
8/18. Not even sure why I tried. I knew I was going to get tongue tied. I'm way too straight-laced for this quiz. I lack sole, and I am such a heel. I couldn't keep in step. Failed to toe the line. Don't shoe me away, I'll go quietly.
texasluva Catman 50 months ago
You need a little bit o' sole to put you right
Don't let the shoe door hit you on the way out out of sight
Catman texasluva 50 months ago
I was waiting for the other shoe to drop.
texasluva Catman 50 months ago
Ha! When it does you become almost shoe less. Barefootin' LOL.
LibbyBelle Catman 50 months ago
HAHAHA ditto
Barry22 50 months ago
13/18, and guessed. Anybody remember Dingo boots as endorsed by Joe Namath.
Angela Barry22 50 months ago
Now Joe Namath is endorsing home health care.:(
BuddyHinton Barry22 49 months ago
I had a pair of Dingo boots. I remember wearing them on a date back in 1982. Thought I was the coolest with my Levi’s cords on too!! Lol. 😂
MaryAnn 50 months ago
I begged my mom for a pair of KangaRoos. That little pocket was good for nothing, too tight to even stick money in.
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