Lining Up The Classics Day Four
Welcome to the forth installment of the PONY 40 year sneaker retrospective. Over the past few days we’ve primarily looked at basketball shoes but today we take things a little left field and see how diverse PONY’s activity in sports really is. Take a closer look at the much loved Football shoe the “Line Backer” and a very rare pair of cricket shoes produced in 1983.
Line Backer – As PONY headed into the 80s, they expanded upon their turf trainer series by adding the Linebacker to the Pony production line. With its golf-style lace flap and knobbly sole, the Linebacker is particularly fondly regarded in the United Kingdom, where its NFL branding made it a serious shoe for the US sports fan.
Cricket – No prizes for identifying PONY’s Cricket model as an all-white version of the Linebacker. This vintage pair features a cricket bat insole and rather oddly, an American flag swing tag. This is another super rare piece that may have only been released in the United Kingdom, for obvious reasons.