Right?. I guess we can be glad that the ‘white pack’ hasn’t come out yet.
in the (very) late 80′s in NYC, lots of kids started wearing red laces as a symbol for unity and lots of black and hispanic kids started wearing white laces, just to defuse the whole thing. I guess it worked… 20 years later, it’s just a colorway.
Dec 22nd, 2009
i always heard red was for skins against racism, kinda what petechicago has. that’s what we knew in miami.
that being said, these look super cool
Dec 23rd, 2009
Rumors. Laces and braces colors were as misread as spiderwebs or crucified tattoos. In NYC Hardcore/punk/oi/ska scenes it never meant anything as afar as I know (but most of the nazi’s were pushed out before my time). I’m sure somewhere some boneheads still think their shoelaces mean something special, but those same guys don’t know shit about the origins of this culture in the first place. But to answer the headlines question? Probably yes. Most of these guys never had trouble shedding blood. Mostly not with a racial prejudiced reasoning, but thats another story.
I was trying to remember why I knew the local lace color thing – It was a group, S.H.A.R.P.s.
Hell yes it means you shed blood!
May 6th, 2010
First of all it would be “oi! oi!” and not “oy oy”, unless you are speaking Yiddish, genius.
Ever since the 60′s skinheads of all colors have worn laces and braces of red, white and yellow to match their clothes. It really means nothing. Any political associations came much later. When I was a kid in the late 80′s/early 90′s nazis generally wore red or white while sharp skins generally wore blue, and someone decided yellow would mean anarchy. Again this is a total bastardization of skinhead fashion and most traditional skinheads I know now completely disregard this hocus-pocus.
Feb 23rd, 2011
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