June 24, 2005 10:03 AM   Subscribe

the Frieda Kahlos are just... wrong.

the Stan Smiths on the other hand, rock -- so old skool. I have owned several pairs in the course of my sad, brand-obsessed life.
posted by matteo at 10:10 AM on June 24, 2005

Wow. They really like sneakers.

I pretty much just buy shoes when the old ones are worn out.
posted by cortex at 10:11 AM on June 24, 2005

My favorites are still the Jack Purcells... I still have a few pairs today... it's like walking around barefoot (but in a good way)
posted by psmealey at 10:15 AM on June 24, 2005

Air Jordan's vintage 1992 are my fav's for walking around nyc.
posted by nickyskye at 10:32 AM on June 24, 2005

I can see where they are coming from, myself having the tennis shoe fetish. I love sneakers/tennis/basketball shoes. Maybe it came from being an ex-jock, but I couldn't help myself. I used to buy 4 -5 pair a year at 100 - 150 each, if I needed them or not. I've managed to break myself of that habit (Maybe 1 pair a year now), but I still have to watch myself when something new catches my eye. I love the old school shoes, early 80's Nike Air Force Ones and the 70's Addidas Superstars being paticular favorites.

In a related note, is runnning their Ultimate Sneaker Bracket, where you can vote on your all time favorite athletic shoes.
posted by bawanaal at 10:36 AM on June 24, 2005

Nike sucks. They may be good for sports but their spin on urban style is like Pontiac's version of a sports car. Almost all their styles lack any sort of personality. Having said that, the Amsterdam nikes featured in the above link are a solid counter example.
posted by nervousfritz at 10:59 AM on June 24, 2005

I'm not really a shoe person besides running. Colorful Old Navy flip flops, or thongs, as some people say, for $3.50. Now that's sweet.
posted by Jimmypops at 4:49 PM on June 24, 2005

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