Commie shoes are back! / Komunisticke botasky jsou zpatky!!Retro Botas shoes are a hot hit! | Czechmatediary
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Commie shoes are back! / Komunisticke botasky jsou zpatky!!

retro botasky image/ imageRemember Botasky, the boring communist shoes that everyone would wear? They are back and they are popular!!! But don’t worry, they did go through quite the make-over, created by 2 young Czech art students, Jan Kloss and Jakub Koros. ‘Our school task was to makeย  new sport shoes so we decided to make a new shoes from the old ones’.

The new style Botas shoes have a wider toe and come in 13 different designs from which one design is kept ‘sentimentally’ white. Each pair costs 1,600 Czech crowns (about $80!!) and tend to get sold out pretty quickly :o)

CZ: Pamatujete si na ohavne komunisticke botasky (firma Botas), ktere tenkrat nosil skoro kazdy? Tak ty same botasky jsou zpatky a jsou take velmi popularni! Nebojte se, prosly zcela princeznovskou promnenou a neni divu, ze jsou ted stale vyprodane. Tyto tzv. retro botasky navrhli podle klasickeho modeluย  ze 60. let 2 studenti VSUP v Praze, a to Jan Kloss a Jakub Koros. ‘ Meli jsme zadani delat novou sportovni obuv. S Jakubem jsme se rozhodli udelat ze stare novou, ozivit ji.”

Boty maji oproti puvodnim botaskam sirsi spicku a 13 novych vzoru, z nichz 1 “vyrocni’ je bily. Vyrabeji se jen v Cechach (firma Bata) a stoji 1 600 korun (to je $80!!!).


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11 comments… add one
  • Vlastimil June 25, 2009, 8:33 am

    While having lived in the Communist Czechlands, I would die for “botasky” like these… Now, after being spoiled
    by the free market, these “botasky” would go unnoticed while me being shopping for sneakers…

  • Jana B June 25, 2009, 12:46 pm

    I like the design and I would wear shoes like this unlike the old ones…. if they weren’t as expensive. I guess the Adidas version of this is the same price but I always buy them on sale for less then half the price so why would I go crazy for these? I don’t think so.

  • Tanja June 25, 2009, 4:06 pm

    I know, they look great! I sure hope those poor art students get some profit out of this whole thing.

    I am a Target lady so no one, no one could make me such expensive shoes! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Vlastimil June 25, 2009, 8:05 pm

    I am a Walmart man, even Paris Hilton liked shopping in Walmart on some reality show ๐Ÿ˜‰ Anyway, those botasky are expensive for us, poor Americans plagued by crisis… My sneakers are already several years old, they have no color and I am only waiting for next stimulus package and then maybe, I will buy those with Czech Lion….If I were to market these shoes, I would start selling it to Wall Street people… Instead of lions, I would put there bulls and bears… I am sure it would be a hit and I would be able to sell plenty of these….

  • Tanja June 25, 2009, 10:20 pm

    Hahaha, you are funny, Vlastimil!…stimulus package…maybe you should buy cans of beans instead to hold you over this national crisis ๐Ÿ™‚

    By the way, I do not believe that Paris Hilton shops in Walmart. What’s next, that her favorite meal is at Jack in the Box?? Although she did that foul burger TV commercial not so long ago…

  • Jana B June 25, 2009, 10:48 pm

    Paris by meli vystrelit ma Mars.
    Walmart is probably the worst department store I’ve ever been to. About twice. My sister in law shops there for our son’s toys it seems like every time she gives him something. Fortunately it’s not very often since the stuff lasts maximum of 4 days. The last PLASTIC motorcycle lasted 5 minutes. They underpay their employees too. Walmart to Mars too!

  • Tanja June 25, 2009, 11:06 pm

    I agree…let’s shoot everyone on Mars…except us ;))

    Dobrou noc!

  • Jana P June 26, 2009, 2:44 am

    People, you keep forgetting how cheap clothes and shoes are in USA. I bought great winter leather shoes in Walmart for 30$. That is 600 crowns in Czech – shoes for this prize would either fall apart in 3 months or would be unfitting and uncomfortable. So 80 dollars is pretty standart prize for a good shoe. Not mentioning that comparing this retro 60is design to adidas really offended me >:-( But I think the main point is people are happy that at least some of the good products (and I mean – these shoes really fit well) of the past are coming back, something like kofola, you know ๐Ÿ˜‰ The “Patriot” design – with the Czech lion – I had to have it oredered cause it’s already gone from shops.

  • Vlastimil June 26, 2009, 9:23 am

    Yes, shoot women to Mars, I would prefer to be sent to Venuse ๐Ÿ˜‰

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