Term 1 is about to kick off again, which gets us thinking about our fondest school memories.

This year, we’re celebrating the days of embarrassing moments, debatable hairstyles and awkward school pictures with Throwback to School.

This nostalgic, back to school-themed campaign features the real school pics of our team and regular collaborators – some of whom we chatted to about their school style, school shoes and what they would have worn if they could go back and do it all again.


JADE

Tell us about your current job.

I am a freelance fashion stylist.

What was your most embarrassing high school moment?

Once I was part of this Chinese school parade through the city and I had to dress up as a squid.

What is your fondest high school memory?

Finishing!!

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I still have my Air Max 97s from Nike. I got the black/silver/fluro yellow ones.

I also had a CATERPILLAR chunky shoe/sneaker moment. Another favourite was a pair of platformed boots I got in Japan that had velcro straps that went up my leg. I LOVED THEM!

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again

In an ideal world I would have worn the 1461 3 Eye Dr Martens...instead of my brown school shoes that were forced upon us for uniform.

And I still love my Air Max 97s!! So maybe an upgrade...

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I still have my Air Max 97s from Nike. I got the black/silver/fluro yellow ones.

I also had a CATERPILLAR chunky shoe/sneaker moment. Another favourite was a pair of platformed boots I got in Japan that had velcro straps that went up my leg. I LOVED THEM!

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again

In an ideal world I would have worn the 1461 3 Eye Dr Martens...instead of my brown school shoes that were forced upon us for uniform.

And I still love my Air Max 97s!! So maybe an upgrade...


ELLE

Tell us about your current job.

I'm currently WFH as a casual in a media company. I also do freelance styling, as well as being a fashion content creator on Instagram.

What was your most embarrassing high school moment?

Too many to count but calling my very strict music teacher “Mum” is among them.

What is your fondest high school memory?

Skipping class to listen to music with my friends. Or joyriding with my best friend at the time in her brother's car. Don't tell!

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I was obsessed with this pair of Jeffrey Campbell PVC cut out black shoes and also my beloved pair of suede Nike Blazers. And Converse Hi-tops too of course.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

The Air Max Veronas or Air Max 90!

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I was obsessed with this pair of Jeffrey Campbell PVC cut out black shoes and also my beloved pair of suede Nike Blazers. And Converse Hi-tops too of course.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

The Air Max Veronas or Air Max 90!


TARA

Tell us about your current job.

I am freelancing 'full-time' with content creation!

What was your most embarrassing high school moment?

I think everything about high school was an embarrassing moment - She's a different person, we don't know her ❤️

What is your fondest high school memory?

Going to Melbourne for a Justice & Democracy forum. It was really fun, informative and getting to travel with school friends during school was a nice experience.

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I had a strict uniform, so I had to wear the standard black leather school shoes. But my weekend go-tos were the classic black and white high-top Converse, and black platform creepers!

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again

Probably the classic Dr Martens 1461s or Converse All Star High.

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

I had a strict uniform, so I had to wear the standard black leather school shoes. But my weekend go-tos were the classic black and white high-top Converse, and black platform creepers!

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again

Probably the classic Dr Martens 1461s or Converse All Star High.


MAX

Tell us about your current job.

I’m a freelance graphic designer and illustrator based on the Victorian Surf Coast. I mainly punch out logos for small business all over the world.

What was your most embarrassing high school moment?

I fell over face-forward while my hands were still in my pockets, I couldn’t get them out in time to break my fall so I landed straight on my face. There were heaps of people around. It still haunts me.

What is your fondest high school memory?

Probably the lunch times, our school didn’t have a proper yard or playground so we got to use the entire park across the road and got up to all kinds of mischief.

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

A mixture of Puma Suede Classics and OG Chuck Taylor Converse.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

Vans Old Skool in triple black!

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

A mixture of Puma Suede Classics and OG Chuck Taylor Converse.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

Vans Old Skool in triple black!


ZANE

Tell us about your current job.

I’m a QLD Area Manager for Hype DC, started as a Casual in 2012. Been lovin’ every minute of it.

What was your most embarrassing high school moment?

Grade 10, cutting my own hair before School photo day. I wanted something like David Beckham’s frosted spikes at the front, but low maintenance everywhere else (shaved). It was an abomination! And no, you’re not getting that photo.

What is your fondest high school memory?

Our Basketball Team beating a school we shouldn’t have been able to beat. All those lunch time games were worth it!

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

A bright white and shiny/metallic blue pair of AND1 hi-top basketball boots. I miss those joints.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

OMG any triple black UltraBOOST, the DNAs or 4.0 DNAs. That BOOST cushioning and fit would have had me running laps around my class mates.

What sneakers/footwear did you wear back then?

A bright white and shiny/metallic blue pair of AND1 hi-top basketball boots. I miss those joints.

What sneakers/footwear would you wear to school now if you could have your time again?

OMG any triple black UltraBOOST, the DNAs or 4.0 DNAs. That BOOST cushioning and fit would have had me running laps around my class mates.

Prepare for Term 1 and explore the whole collection!

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