There seems to be interest in the PF Flyers brand name by my readers, usually spurred when some cable TV network re-runs "The Sandlot." Unfortunately for those who long for PF Flyers, they have not been made (in the classic form) in decades.
As shown in the picture below, the "PF" stood for "Posture Foundation."
picture (originally a small part of a store display, but lacking the brand name)
was sent to me by one of my readers who asked me, "Was this an ad for
Chucks or Pro-Keds?" I had
to inform him, "Neither... PF Flyers!"
picture of vintage PF Flyers high-tops was sent to me; I don't know whether they
are older or newer than the store display.
advertisement shows a pair of PF Flyers deck shoes, so the brand was not merely
plain canvas low-tops and high-tops.
is a picture of some PF Flyers made for the United States Army. The man who sent
me the picture told me they are available from time to time as Army surplus, complete with the
is an example of a recent PF Flyers reissue. They call this colorway the
"feature" worth mentioning: the ankle patch is on the OUTSIDE of the shoe!
Over the years, the "PF Flyers" brand name has gotten passed around. Here are some transitions I know of:
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