Clothes of the Seventies, Charlie Brown's shoes

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Sex: female
Type of clothing: shoes
When it was popular: 1972
Description: they came in red, navy blue, brown, a tie oxford every girl in junior high had a pair 1972
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Gel - March 20, 2008 - Report this comment
I can't believe people my age wore these over 30 years ago!
Pam - February 05, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved my "Charlie Brown" shoes when I was in the 7th and 8th grade. They were flat and sort of conformed to your feet. So cute and comfortable too. I would love to see a picture if anyone has one of their teenage girl wearing them in the early 70's.
Marly - September 10, 2009 - Report this comment
My mother used to make me wear these when I was in kindergarten. I hated them then, and she'd have to wrestle me to get them on. I wanted shiny, black patent leather shoes with the strap across. Fast forward about twenty five years. I have a daughter and guess what she's wearing? She was so adorable in hers, now I understand why my mother liked them.
Lori - October 11, 2009 - Report this comment
Im 51 years old and wore them in Jr High. I want a pair and cant find them anywhere! There were authentic ones and generic
Kris - October 17, 2009 - Report this comment
I am trying to find a picture of the far, no luck. But I know exactly what you are talking about and often think about those shoes.
Isolda - December 01, 2009 - Report this comment
I loved them. I had red ones when I was in jr. high. Wish I could find a pair!
Derek Taylor - December 03, 2009 - Report this comment
Has anyone tried to wrestle with the Hudson's Shoes website? An utterly absurd exercise.
Marcy - February 02, 2010 - Report this comment
What a relief to find these posts! Everyone seems to think I'm crazy when I ask if they remember these. I still remember how excited I was when I got my pair in 7th grade. And, yes to Lori. . . there were the authentic ones and the wannabees. These weren't the usual oxfords, but a very trendy version. Would LOVE to have a pair.
susan kotiza - February 13, 2010 - Report this comment
It may seem to be silly, that I am over the age of wearing Charlie Brown Shoes, but I still would like to buy them. Does anyone know - where or under which website, I could order it from, pretty please?
MMA - March 03, 2010 - Report this comment
Didn't we call them saddle shoes? I had white with a black strip, red soles. Extremely comfortable. Wore mine until the cracked and split. Couldn't find another pair. My mom hated them, but she had to wear similiar ones as corrective shoes when she was little.
K - March 21, 2010 - Report this comment
I was reading about these and I was wondering the same thing, if they were called saddle shoes? I remember most of the girls in my school wore them and I believe they were worn by many cheerleadering squads. They were white with the stripes in school colors. At least that's the way it was in my area of the world anyway.
Phyllis - May 16, 2010 - Report this comment
Mine were lace up, light brown suede with a dark brown suede fringed flap covering the laces... Anyone remember thoses? I also remember saddle shoes but remember them being white and black or navy blue???
Rose - June 17, 2010 - Report this comment
Mine were brown shoes with either brown and white laces or a buckle. Sold at Kinney Shoe Stores in Ohio '69, 70' 71'
Frana - August 05, 2010 - Report this comment
I remember my Charlie Brown shoes I loved them. I bought them at Thom McAn at Seminary South Shopping center in 1972 in Fort Worth Texas. They were the best. I wish they would come back into style or something similar.Those were the good ole days.
~*jan*~ - October 21, 2010 - Report this comment
Saddle shoes were different then the charlie brown shoes i had both and the suede ones too, I was just talking about these shoes-charlie brown's mine were red loved them with my hiphugger jeans and Hang Ten Hot pants!! would LOVE to see a picture!!!
Catherine - December 12, 2010 - Report this comment
Loved my Charlie Browns. I had the red patent leather with the navy blue saddle. The saddle was squared off rather than the round of regular saddle oxfords. Only problem I ever had with them was they were very clippery on icy sidewalks at school. But I would buy them again if I could find them.
EKerns - December 30, 2010 - Report this comment
I wanted to find a pic of these shoes but found this JCPenny Ad instead - no pic :( It looks like it was a black Friday sale "Org. to $8.99...Now $2.98" Man, I wish I had a time machine and take my money back for prices like that!!! Ad can be found at: news google timeline search charlie brown shoes Nov 2, 1971. It appears in the Deseret News.
deb - February 10, 2011 - Report this comment
i went to old newspaper I found several pic's of the shoes. I have been searching for days. they are called women's kiltie oxfords available in several colors. this suede lace up oxford shoes hushpupplies style with a kiltie tassel. These shoes were made in usa by Town and County. In california we called them Charlie brown shoes . I have only found one pair. wrong size color. If someone finds out if they make them anymore let us know thanks.
Sher - February 16, 2011 - Report this comment
Mine were brown oxford type, kind of looked like wingtips, slip-ons, with a buckle. I loved them so much and wore the soles out. Where are you my Chuckie Browners?????? :(
Char - March 01, 2011 - Report this comment
Found this page after doing a search for the Charlie Brown shoes a bunch of us gals had in the late 70's. They were brown suede and a dark brown suede in the middle. Difference was, ours had a flap that covered the lace up part and had arrow/pointed shape cuts across the front and at the end of the flap. A bunch of us old high school chums (Austin, Texas) are trying to find them. Think they were made by Hush Puppies and may have to contact them to at least get a picture of the right shoe we mean. Did anyone on here ever find them?
Phyllis - April 11, 2011 - Report this comment
I found a exact pair in a quaint shoe store in Glouster, MA... They were $ 11.99. Not true to size, 1 pr left... Not my size... Oh the nostalgia....
Phyllis - April 11, 2011 - Report this comment
You can find something similar on without the flap though. Search under "charlie brown shoes". They cost $52.99... Alot more then we paid.....
Coralee - September 04, 2011 - Report this comment
My charlie browns were brown leather.. I have been thinking about them so much lately.. I wore them completely out and my now hubby threw them in the garbage.. arrggghh! What I wouldn't give to see a pair of them, or better yet to own another pair..
Kris - November 10, 2011 - Report this comment
I too wore Charlie Brown shoes when I was in jr. high - I was the only girl in the whole school that wore them! I had 2 pairs, one red and one navy. For some reason I wore the red ones more often so when they were in such bad shape that I could no longer wear them my grandma surprised me with a new pair. Wish I could find some or at least a picture of them to show to my daughter who is now 28 years old!
Pam - November 24, 2011 - Report this comment
I am so glad to see I'm not the only one who remembers these shoes. I loved mine and would love to find a picture of them.
Esme - May 04, 2012 - Report this comment
Looking for some Charlies Black shoes....unable to find any in New Zealand as yet. Best shoes I ever had when I was at school some forty plus years ago. If anyone can help out with a link or info please Would like to hear from you.
Marcia - May 16, 2012 - Report this comment
The closest thing that I could find to this shoe is called the womens Babe Oxford. I found these on Amazon. They come in black, brown, tan and they have 4 two toned colors. Unfortunately no navy or red. When I was in middle school in 1971-72 Paltka, FL, I had the navy and brown. They are close enough that I will be happy with them.
Rose - June 25, 2012 - Report this comment
My Charlie browns had a compass in the heel of the shoe, anyone remember those?
Pat - July 20, 2012 - Report this comment
Junior high? I was a senior! And I LOVED those shoes!
Karen - August 06, 2012 - Report this comment
My sister had a pair of Charlie Brown's,but apparently, I was too young (3 years younger) and desperately wanted a pair! I'd love to find a dealer who still carried them. I'm 54 years old, but would buy a pair!
DONNA - October 24, 2012 - Report this comment
I am 56 and would love to find a pair of the old Charlie Brown shoes that I loved so much. Can't even find a picture of them but I remember them very fondly. Does anyone know where you can find them?
diamond - October 25, 2012 - Report this comment
i've been looking for those women kiltie oxfords also. they were so comfortable but i cant seem to find them. anyone have any luck yet?????
kayla - January 03, 2013 - Report this comment
Me too. I loved them.
Nancy in Maryland - April 20, 2013 - Report this comment
Okay ladies who were Seventies' junior high schoolers! Like all you who left a message, I want another pair of those Charlie Browns, so we need to rally and find a shoemaker. These shoes were flat two-tone brown kilties in a soft suede. Ahh.
Tricia in Illinois - June 12, 2013 - Report this comment
I don't know why we can't find a picture of Charlie Brown shoes. I loved them. One of my pair was sort of a Mary Jane t-strap, navy blue.
Tammy In Idaho - July 25, 2013 - Report this comment
I had a brown lace up pair in 7th grade. I remember saving up my babysitting money to get them, they were $9.00 a pair. And $9.00 was alot of money in 1972.
Brigid12 - August 21, 2013 - Report this comment
I acquired a pair two days ago from an estate sale, and am thinking of listing them on Ebay today! The box is damaged from long term storage, but the shoes are pristine! I have several pictures of them, if anyone is interested...
Pt - December 10, 2013 - Report this comment
Please post pics! Would love to see.
Donna - December 28, 2013 - Report this comment
I wore Charlie Brown shoes with my school uniform in 9th grade, St. Albans, Queens, N.Y. I remember buying them in Thom McAnn shoe store in Jamaica. They were brown, really cute with a buckle, the slip-on kind and I loved them!
Shelli - October 26, 2014 - Report this comment
Theses were the in shoes of the 70's. And no, they were not saddle shoes. I loved mine.
Lynn - August 16, 2015 - Report this comment
I had a pair of Charlie Brown shoes in brown and wore them out. I was in 7th grade and it was 1970 or 1971. It seems like everyone had a pair of Charlie Brown's. Cannot believe it was 43 years ago.
Suzanne - October 25, 2016 - Report this comment
I loved these shoes! I had a red pair in 7th grade in 1971.
gina - March 01, 2017 - Report this comment
i am in agreement with all of you. my favorite shoes were the charlie brown shoe from Thom McAnn i remember them being flats dark brown ? i can bareley vision what they looked like im thinking a buckle and a very round toe i would just love to even see a pair of them.
Colleen Burkett - September 15, 2017 - Report this comment
I love those shoes also and have been looking for years to find a pair.
kim - January 10, 2018 - Report this comment
I also had a pair of Charlie Browns they were the one that laced and I had a pair of Lucy Browns they had a buckle and looked like a maryjane. Loved these shoes. Wish I could find them again.
Peggy - February 12, 2018 - Report this comment
Had a pair of navy blue Charlie Brown's. The cheerleaders even wore them instead of athletic shoes. very soft leather, flat, lace up, with little pattern of holes on the top!

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