Clothes of the Eighties, Friendship Pins
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Sex: Female
Type of clothing: Accessories
When it was popular: 198?
Description: Safety pins with beads or fuzzy things on them...worn on running shoes.
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lori - August 01, 2007 - Report this comment
These were popular in my school in 1982- when I was in the 5th grade! I had tons of them! They started to become popular again after the September 11, 2001 attacks, as people made them in red, white, and blue.
Shelly - August 16, 2007 - Report this comment
Jennifer - October 31, 2007 - Report this comment
Much of my free time in the primary school years in the early 80's were spent creating these neato little things. I still have all of mine. Lots of fun memories creating and making these with my friends....
Dorene - April 24, 2008 - Report this comment
i remember all the girls in Junior High with these pinned to their sneakers.
Crista - October 10, 2008 - Report this comment
My friends and I made these all the time in grade school then we would pin them to our tennis shoes!
feelin'nostalgic - March 05, 2009 - Report this comment
My favorite accessory in elementary school. It was the one thing this curly haired, glasses wearing nerd could rock out. My shoes were heavy with them.
Jenny - April 05, 2009 - Report this comment
YES! I still have a red and blue one that my best friend in second grade gave me.
TAYLOR - May 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Me and my little sisters are making friendship pins as I was reading all of this.
Retronut - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
When I was in grade school one could always tell how many friends another girl had by the number friendship pins on her tennis shoes. There was one girl that had so many of them she couldn't tie the laces, so they became slip-on shoes for her. It used to make me sad because I only two pins. They were fun to have though. I'd love to see these make a come-back!
katelynn - December 19, 2010 - Report this comment
Frienship pins are the style and I think that they are awesome!In fact I am making some right now.
Rosebee - April 29, 2011 - Report this comment
My friends never made these, but when I was about 6 yrs. old and away on vacation (upstate NY) I met a girl from Michigan who made one for me. I attached it to my brand new in September new school year sneakers. It was really special, I loved it!
Andrea - August 04, 2011 - Report this comment
Oddly, there is a company now that is selling friendship pins. They are called Friendship Pinz, with a 'z'. I guess kids today are into them? I remember they were real popular when I was a teeny bop. :)
Kristen - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
We were obsessed with these in 7th grade. I made oodles of them, and loved unique seed beads. We wore them pinned across the top laces of our shoes. Do kids these days have as many goofy fashion fads as we did back then?
Tracy - February 23, 2016 - Report this comment
My friends and I made these and put them on the exposed lace that went around our Topsiders! I remember pricking myself many a time crossing my feet at my ankles, good times!
Humanity Matters - February 08, 2017 - Report this comment
Launching the 20th of Feb. 2017 The friendship subtyping movement. A Fantastic designed #safetypin and movement . Join on the launch day at #friendshipsafetypin

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