For the rest of the month PONY Europe will be taking a trip down memory lane and checking out some of our vintage collection. From basketball to tennis and running PONY has been an influential player, racking up endorsements with some of the biggest names in American and European Sport. Today we look at two models which set the standards within footwear all those years back.
Havlicek Pro-Model – Two curious models we dug up during our research for this book are shown here. Billed as John Havlicek pro-models, we say curious because no one can remember either of them and we couldn’t find any other record of their existence. The use of a double chevron makes them even more intriguing. During his 16
years on the Celtics’ list, Havlicek won an amazing eight titles. He is also the highest scoring white player in NBA history. Eat your heart out Larry Bird.
Starter Hi/ Lo – Here’s a ball shoe with minor changes from many other Pony models released in the 70s and 80s. It’s a little cleaner and the reduction in paneling seem to be the only amendments. The ‘measuring tape’ laces are a remnant from the first owner’s custody of this vintage relic.