mountains gif

Flavour of New Zealand

NZ popular culture 1960 onward

Remember these

Some items of kiwiana that existed, died out, or arrived in the years since 1960. Click an item from the box below.

Plastic Shoes and Sandals

When I was at primary school in the 1950s-1960s, these brown plastic sandals were what we wore in the warmer months on the Kapiti Coast. I see now that they were an excellent New Zealand product, but at the time I longed to have nice leather sandals like the other kids. I believe you can still buy these Kaydees sandals in Australia, and it looks like the design is still the same after all these decades.

click on thumbnail to see full size image



Brown sandals by S Kohler. Red sandlals by cb56; a Trademe trader.