Which was your favourite for comfy footwear or perhaps something a little more glamorous?
Which was the best for sturdy shoes which lasted an impressively long time.
These are the South Tyneside questions we want answers to and we are hoping to help refresh your memories with some archive photos of shoe shops and factories.
We have Riddicks and Caxtons, Fairbairns and the Go Gay Shoes factory.
How many of these do you remember?
Take a look and then get in touch to share your own memories.