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The Blog from Oi Polloi presents: by Sam Waller •

Hot off the back of our last scan-fest, here’s yet more adverts uploaded for your viewing pleasure. These ones came from a 1978 issue of a running magazine called R.A.C.E. unearthed during a slightly premature office spring clean that I unwittingly got caught up in last week.

For those too lazy to scroll down, the adverts feature all your favourite running shoes at ultra-low prices that’ll have you reaching for your flux capacitor and raiding your dad’s jar of commemorative shillings.

What is a shilling? Is time travel possible? Will we ever tire of old magazines? Check out these adverts for the answer to none of those questions.

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The people say...

  • Joseph Wagg

    Surely in honour of this great and valuable find Oi Polloi should consider reducing their prices to 1978 rates for one day only?

  • mikee

    £16.20 for a pair of waffle!and they take Access and Barclaycard…nice one.

  • Martyn

    Great feature being an ex sprinter in my youth I have old athletics weekly mags from the 80’s which have plenty of these great ads you want copies forwarding let me know

  • damon suzuki

    Walsh attack. Get in!

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