Jode Posted June 9, 2004 Share Posted June 9, 2004 I happened to be at the mall today. I'm never at the mall, but today I was. Don't ask why. Anyway, I passed by Journeys, the hep shoe store. I could have been in middle school again. Do you know what was displayed right at the entrance of the store, facing the mall, in the most prime display space in the store? Various colors of three models of shoes: Adidas shell-toes. Converse All-Stars. Roos. Did you hear me? I said Roos, man!! This could have been the same display from the day in 1986 I walked in to a Journeys to purchase my first pair of flip-top All Stars. I had to stop to point this out to two thirteen? fourteen?-year-old girls who were checking out the shell toes. They kinda blinked and said, "Are you serious?" I said, "Yep, right down to the fat laces." They had damn fat laces in 'em, y'all! So the latest, hippest kicks for your feet are the same shit we wore back when Reagan was president, listening to Duran Duran on cassette on our Walkmans and lusting after Martha Quinn on MTV in the afternoons. Oh well, at least they still cost the same. You know you can still get a pair of Adidas Stan Smiths? I want some to wear with my yellow oxford shirt and 501 straight leg buttonflys. That would be rad. Just keep telling yourself, kids: No one has ever looked as cool as I look right now, nor will anyone ever again. Then watch as the next generation pimps the same shit you took off years ago like it's 'new'. It'll make for a good laugh in twenty years. "I had to have something, and it wasn't there. I couldn't go down the street and buy it, so I built it." Les Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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