The Wade Smith trainer store originally based on Slater Street in the back streets of Liverpool, became an institution of it’s time.
Legend has it that ‘Topman’ footwear buyer Robert Wade Smith decided to go alone and after securing a premises he emptied his bank account heading for Europe in a van to return with rare trainers considered too expensive for a recession hit Great Britain. After getting his initial haul robbed, his determination finally saw him embark on a piece of history that change the face of UK menswear forever.
Today our own store sits only a street away from where it all began and this re drawn design based on an old photograph of the store in the early days, captures the mood and aspirations of a generation perfectly.
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