Oi Polloi

A Chat About The Shoes We Made With Spring Court

Published: Fri May 18 2018

We’ve melded minds with French canvas footwear maestros Spring Court and made a couple of pairs of shoes.

Without trying to sound too conceited, we think they’re pretty good.

They don’t go online until Tuesday 22nd at 6pm, but in the meantime, here’s what Oi Polloi boss-hog Steve had to say about them…

"There was a time before we opened the shop when Spring Court was only being sold in places like Schuh, but back then, they were being ignored by the everyday shopper. I ended up buying half-a-dozen pairs of the original G2’s in various colours out of clearance for basically a tenner a pair. No money at all, considering how good they were.

We started digging around and we found out that Serge Gainsbourg and John Lennon used to wear them back in the day. So when we actually opened the shop, and it came to stocking footwear, Spring Court was a no-brainer.I don’t think there was any another other shoes on the market that are quite like them either. Most shops just stocked Converse and Vans and stuff. We knew with Oi Polloi we didn’t want to follow and imitate what everybody else was doing.

For us, the main thing we were into with Spring Court was that they were were always super comfy. They’ve got a air-cushioned sole unit inside, with air vents on the outsole, which isn’t that common with most canvas pumps. For us, they’re as classic as Converse or Vans or Superga – they’re the same kind of animal.With the colours on these ones, we’re going back to what we saw initially when we first came across Spring Court. These were the kinds of colours that Spring Courts used to come in when we were first starting out. It’s sort of a call back to our history in a way."

Have a look at them here.