Kickers Skateboard Team Sticker


Kickers looks like it was the 70’s equivalent of Sketchers, only slightly more hip. May not be anthropologically qualified to make that statement, so I depend on UK readers to chip in here. Although that is Rod Stewart in heyday, who was much cooler than Kim Kardashian, Tori Spelling, Britney Spears and even Wayne Gretzky. It’s unclear whether the Kickers shoe brand ever had an actual skateboard team considering the lack of functionality in those high heeled shoes that look more at home on Slade or Rod Stewart than they do on anyone riding a skateboard. They did have a sticker though.


Check out the heels on this guy’s skateboarding shoes!


Gigantic head… could this be Wolfman Jack?


Rod Stewart in a Kickers advert, courtesy of Lose the Boyfriend.


They may have not had an actual skateboard team, but they did have a skateboard! Sa ka roulé has compiled more 70’s era Kickers related skateboards and advertising from France. Check out the photo of skateboarding boots in action!



  1. how many gallons of semen do you have to swallow to be cool and wear the same boots as rod stewart?

  2. And remember the dress code : green for right and red for left … In those days we all used to leave perfectly round heaps of mud behind us when the crap agglomerated in the holes under the heels dried .

  3. Kickers were French made and really popular with football hooligans (and hippies) during the early to mid eighties. Maybe a few “grems” wore them to skate in during the late 70s, but I don’t recall seeing many people in them.

  4. houseofneil on January 16, 2015 - Reply

    I had a pair of blue ones. I also had a pair of Pods, which were in the same vein but were low tops. All French I believe. If Benetton sold shoes they would have been Kickers. Does that make sense?

    They definitely were not made to skate in. Hell they were super expensive. We all skated in our Dunlop green flash. We’d wear the Kickers and Pods to impress the girls at school.

  5. david odk on January 16, 2015 - Reply

    I had a pair when I was 4 or 5 and I really hated to wear them, they were uncomfortable, the sole wasn’t supple and I can’t imagine they were any good for skating at all.

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