Retro Sneakers – The History Behind the Classics

We’ve been watching the retro sneaker revival making a comeback for a few seasons now. Brands like New Balance, Adidas and Vans have been revisiting their archive models and bringing them back from the dead, so to speak! Inspired by the latest drop of vintage replicas, we’ve decided to take a step back in time and look at the incredible history of four of our prevalent sneakers!

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Happy 102nd Birthday to our founder!

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Happy Birthday to the man that made it all possible! Our founder, Cecil Bank, turned 102 years old last week.

From humble beginnings, Cecil Bank opened his first shoe store in Wellington in 1938. His primary customers were soldiers returning home from the Second World War. Bank Shoes on High Street was the first store in New Zealand to x-ray customers feet, ensuring a flawless fit to all his loyal customers. With 75 years in the shoe trade and 17 stores under the Banks Group name, Cecil devoted himself to building a chain of thriving footwear stores.

Happy Birthday Cecil Bank!

 

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Celebrating Mother’s Day – A tribute to Shoe Connection’s Mum’s style

Without a doubt, our mothers are the most important ladies in our lives. Whether we like it or not, over the years we’ve collected and compartmentalised memories of our mothers donning the craziest perms, tackiest jerseys and the most incredible shoes!! Today on the blog, we pay homage to all mums by celebrating Shoe Connection’s mother’s finest fashion moments.
Happy Mother’s Day! We love you X

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