Clothes of the Seventies, BASS Shoes

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Description: You mentioned GASS Shoes. These would have been a knock-down version of the more expensive BASS label. They looked alot alike, but the BASS label was the sought after label of the time.
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Libby - January 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Does anyone remember the Bass shoes with the green heel? They were lace ups and the rubber sole came to an angle at the heel and a green Bass logo was stuck on the bottom. They were my favorite shoes, I went through two pairs! Would love to find a picture to show my kids
Jackie - March 27, 2011 - Report this comment
I remember the Bass 100 (was the style) with the rubber wedge sole and the Bass tag on the side. They were very comfortable and cute! I wished I would have kept mine. I had 3 pairs of these. I wished Bass would make these again.
Gail - March 28, 2012 - Report this comment
Yes, I remember Bass 100 shoes well. They were very popular from about ’78 to ’84. More high school and college girls wore them than any other shoes. I had 4 pairs of lace-up Bass 100s in those years and practically lived in them, and wore them to death. They were so comfortable! They were kind of clunky with the thick rubber soles, but I loved them. These shoes came in tan color, ruddy, and dark drown, in lace-up and loafer styles. There was a white lace-up one too that was popular with nurses, etc. I recall paying about $42 a pair for mine, not cheap at the time. Bass 100s were so popular that at my restaurant job in college, probably 10 of us 12 or so girls wore them. We mostly wore them with white socks and jeans all the time. That was the hot fashion. I wore mine a lot with nylons and barefoot, too, with my jeans. I remember Bass 100s fondly because I had this boyfriend in college who thought my Bass 100s were really cute on me. I loved footrubs after long days at school and work, and he would slip off my Bass shoes and give me footrubs. This might sound sort of kinky, but he really liked the smell inside my Bass 100s off my feet, the sweet old leather and all, and he thought my feet smelled sexy out of my Bass 100s too, and he liked smelling them. Those were mutually enjoyable footrubs and good times. I still have my old Bass 100s, too.
Mackenzie - October 16, 2013 - Report this comment
Yes I definitely remember those and had two pairs.i liked them better than roots and wore them to school first pair had laces but the second pair were slip ons. At first everyone teased me about the shoes since I was the only boy in my school who wore them. I didn't care because the were so comfortable. I would love to get a pair today in a size 10
Matt - June 28, 2014 - Report this comment
I loved my Bass 100s in college. The attraction for me was the thick rubber sole and especially the word Bass on the bottom--such unique treads! I went out of my way to leave the words Bass forward and backward anywhere I could. If there was a puddle in the way I walked through it so I could look back at my marks, Mud was even better because the tracks were visible days later. If someone dropped food in the cafeteria I would just stride right on it, hoping to leave an obvious footprint. Sometimes I would leave a great mark on it, for instance if it was a piece of bread or a sandwich, and sometimes I wouldn't put my mark IN the food, but would track it across the cafeteria floor. I would set one up on a chair and pretend to adjust the laces while making a dirty mark on the seat of the chair. It wss a bonus if I could do that with them wet, muddy or after walking on food or some other item that stuck to the sole. If I was standing against a wall I would put my Bass 100 up behind me on the wall in the hopes that it would mark the paint, and often it did. I was quite careful to place the shoe sole flat against the wall and leave it there so it would leave a complete mark too. Lots of other things got trod on by them but I preferred squishy things or things that took the impression of the sole. I would walk on shirts, papers, trash, really anything that was on the ground and I could just step on as I walked. One of the coolest things was car oil in parking lots. It was dark and gooey and the marks I left remained for a long time. One of my black oily tracks was on the sidewalk outside a store for months. The ridges that were in back of the word Bass were interesting too. They were deep and set close together so they held onto debris tightly. I almost always had something stuck deep in them, most often mud or food. I would prop my feet up and my friends would ask me what was stuck in them. Although I usually knew (I was always aware of where I was stepping, and I looked at the soles of my Bass 100s often to see what was there) I would pretend to be innocent and ask them what they saw. It was a turn-on to have them describe it to me, to be honest. If anyone caught on that I was deliberately walking on all of it they never said so. But they sure thought I was careless!

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