Clothes of the Seventies, Northstar Runners

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Description: these were a Sears brand of runners, made to look like adidas ( i think) mine were white leather look-a-likes with two blue stripes on each side, and a blue star.
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Brigitte - August 19, 2007 - Report this comment
I remember those! I wore them to school everyday in the 70's! I've been trying to find them again (even a picture would be nice)but they are just a memory!
Brent - March 09, 2009 - Report this comment
I always wanted a pair of the white ones but my dad would never buy them for me - said the white would get dirty too fast. He did eventually buy me several pairs of blue suede ones with yellow stripes. I also had a pair of brown seude North stars with sort of a square toe - wore them to church as they were a bit dressier.
todd - August 22, 2009 - Report this comment
I had a pair in grade 5 (76/77) and they had blue soles. They were banned from the gymnasium as they left long blue skid marks on the floor. I found a pair here in Vancouver. They are my prize possession!
Dave - March 20, 2011 - Report this comment
If anyone finds a site (whether on-line or retail),where I can find these runners, I would be forever grateful.I knew these were going to be discontinued way back in 1978,so I bought 2 pairs.Wore 1 pair till they fell off,and the other pair were "borrowed" by my sister.Should have grabbed em before I left home!.Should have bought 20 pair !!!!!Anywho,I can be reached at Much appreciated
Todd - March 29, 2011 - Report this comment
Head to the Canadian Design Resource to learn more!
Kevin - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Just saw new North Stars on sale at The Bay department store in Vancouver, Canada. It was like I was blasted back to the 70's.
Kevin - September 23, 2011 - Report this comment
Found the website for them. Never knew they were a Canadian company. See
Kelly - November 24, 2012 - Report this comment
In the 70's, I had both a solid blue suede pair of runners, and the other was all red suede, with a rounded toe, and the bottom sole was a yellowish rubber. They were kinda chunky, square style runners. I thought they were North Stars?
Linda - September 22, 2013 - Report this comment
I have fond memories of my North Star runners. I had the blue suede ones with the two yellow stripes. When those wore out I got another pair. I remember that the blue dye in the suede would come off and stain the toes of my white socks. It didn't bother me, though.
Dom - April 06, 2015 - Report this comment
I so remember these joggers. My buddies and I would swap these shoes everyday in school so that we wore difference colourway each day. It was wicked swap these everyday with the boys back then.
TJ - October 29, 2018 - Report this comment
My Dad made them at the JA Johnston Shoe company It was the only tennis shoe I wore until the American company broke up the company and stop manufacturing them in Brockville Ontario ( not to menition Cambridge Ontario

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