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.
5. The swinging 60s
Go Gay Shoes were makers of women's footwear and here is their factory in South Tyneside in 1965.
Photo: Shields Gazette
6. Happy times in 2005
Peter Winfield outside Caxton Shoes in King Street 16 years ago. How many memories does this bring back?
7. In the picture in 2012
Riddicks shoe shop owner John Winfield was pictured showing off some wonderful wellies 9 years ago. Who can tell us more?
Photo: TIM RICHARDSON
8. A scene from the 70s
The Go Gay Shoe factory in 1975. Did you work there?