I try very hard not to promote brands. I try often to do the very opposite. I also have a very sore spot in my soul for canvas Converse shoes (or what the kids today call ‘Chucks’) as they’ve become much too damn trendy. There was a time when canvas shoes were all I wore. For many years and in many colours. Back when they were really unstylish & you had to hunt them down (like good music) cos none of the stores carried them. And they were cheap. That’s why the Ramones wore them. Not because they were ‘like totally punk rawk’ but because they had better things to spend their money on. Like Heroin. And to make it worse now the cheap kicks of the downtrodden are owned by MAJOR RUNNING SHOE CONGLOMERATE and sold by mall rock stars.
I always liked red ones. Folks used to look at my feet with scorn. Now, when I wear my red No Sweats every bitch and her brother compliments me on my ‘awesome chucks!’.
all that being said… I very much like this shot. enough to put all that petty shit aside & post it anyway. But kids, if you really want to be cool… ‘Chucks’ ain’t the way to go anymore, sorry. In fact, nothing in the mall will help you. I’m thinking wooden Dutch shoes or… sandals with wool socks.
Canon Rebel XT (x-tra trout, baby… oooooh YEAH!)