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Retro Owls Are Back To Roost!

Mar 22, 2012 |  Retro Staff |  No Comments

It’s no wonder that three of the world’s most popular owl characters were created in the 1970s. First came Mr. Owl in 1970, who famously failed to answer the question “How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Pop?” in TV commercials. Woodsy the Owl landed in 1972, helping

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Earth Shoes (1970s)

Apr 15, 2008 |  Retro Staff |  22 Comments

Does anyone remember Earth Shoes? Somehow these things came up in a conversation the other night. These were the ugliest shoes ever made, and I owned a pair. Introduced in the 1970s, and unlike other shoes, the front of the soles were thick and the heels were thin. “Negative heel technology”, as they were called.

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