Saturday, November 29, 2008

A boy and his shoes: Vol. III

Are we loving the shoe theme yet? Yeah, it's pretty awesome. I'm thinking maybe I'll just go ahead and make this whole blog entirely about my old shoes. It'll just be all shoes, all the time. I got a closet full, people. I can go for weeks.

Today we're going to cover my longest-tenured shoes, Airwalks straight outta the first half of the nineties. I rarely wear them anymore, but they date back to high school. They're the only pair I own that don't make my feet go numb on long car trips, which explains, aside from nostalgia, why I still keep them around despite the holes that have opened in the uppers and the dry-rotted, dangerously smooth soles. Come to think of it, the soles were always pretty slick. I remember being able to slide across our church parking lot whenever the pavement was wet.

I never climbed any mountains in my Airwalks, but chances are I had them on my feet for more than a few teenage milestones, most of which will not be discussed in this particularly open forum. They keep plugging along and are there for me whenever I need something to put on my feet for some long-distance driving. Chances are I'll have them on for our trip home tomorrow.

Self-portrait wearing the 'Walks in front of Carhenge, western Nebraska, in '06.


The Dutchess of Kickball said...

And now I miss my airwalks from high school.

The Modern Gal said...

I still wear my faux Airwalks, also bought in high school, on a weekly basis. They are my go-to shoe.

Julie said...

I will seriously stop reading your blog if you refuse to give us the interesting bits and instead simply tell us that you did stuff while wearing shoes. I really will. Go ahead. Try me.

A Free Man said...

I don't know about Airwalks, but Carhenge is damn cool. American derivative ingenuity at its finest!

Allie said...

I have a pair of 12 year old Airwalks I bought on clearance for 10 bucks. I really want a new pair, but I feel funny as a 31 year old woman buying new Airwalks, but they are damn comfortable. My old ones are now my lawn mowing shoes.