Clothes of the Eighties, BASS Shoes
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Sex: M/F
Type of clothing: shoes
When it was popular: Late 80's
Description: The BASS shoes that were a slightly more modern version of a Top Sider. The trick with these shoes was to curl the laces on both sides so that you slipped into them and you had 2 little curlicues on either side. They were a unisex shoe.
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LEEZA - July 02, 2008 - Report this comment
I HAD WAY TOO MANY OF THIS SHOES, THEY WERE MY FAVOURITE NEXT TO THE WEEJUNS PENNY LOAFERS FROM BASS....
Angela - January 17, 2009 - Report this comment
Definitely a late 80's thing. I am 32 and wore these from 4th through 7th grade. The "cool" kids had the curlicued laces and nerds just wore them tied in big bows instead and always had to stop and tie them in the halls.
hippie dippie - February 03, 2009 - Report this comment
oh geez, I remember taking my daughter school shopping and she HAD to have these! But I have to admit that they wore really well and I think she still has them.
sdianah - May 29, 2009 - Report this comment
These shoes were more popular with the white kids. Black kids wore a shoe similar to the one pictured called Sebago. Everyone wore the Bass sandals and flip flops however!
sunny - August 04, 2009 - Report this comment
thanks for the image i'm 31 and was thinking about this trend...i just bought a pair of eastlands...im bringing it back!!!
TheEdgeOfLlanview - September 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I love Bass penny loafers and especially the bucks. I just bought a new pair of bucks recently.
Bubba - May 25, 2010 - Report this comment
Just bought a pair of Eastlands ... LOL !!! It's the Falmouths if ya'll wanna go and get yourselves a pair!! Love them
Nina - February 07, 2011 - Report this comment
I loved these shoes when I was in high school. Very comfortable. I wish I could find a pair now!
Michelle - May 18, 2012 - Report this comment
I graduated from high school smack in the middle of the 80s, 1985. It's interesting that all through high school when I thought I was being an original, I was actually just wearing what a few million other people were wearing too. I am pretty sure I had a pair of Bass Weejuns but these look surprisingly similar to L.L. Bean Blucher mocs which I am almost sure I had as well as L.L. Bean boat shoes. I had those boat shoes for about 20 years (my feet didn't grow past 7th grade). To Nina, you can probably find Bass Weejuns on the Bass shoes website or just get a pair of Bluchers from Bean.
TheTonycoaster - April 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I still have a pair of these called Sebagos... I am white, I went to an ALL white school... Everyone wore the Sebagos at my school so I disagree with sdianah... These are the most comfortable shoes I own!
TheTonycoaster - April 28, 2013 - Report this comment
Oh yeah, and the curl lace at the end was called a prep knot!

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