I used to get the shoes I wanted but never a whole closet full as though I were Emelda Marcos.
We came from a family thought to be relatively affluent but we never had as many shoes as many kids from the hood have have today.
Back in the day...
Everyone wanted a pair of Chucks.
These shoes offered little support and ones feet would be sore and burning after a long day of play.
Then Dr. J, Magic and Bird broke out with this model and all the sportiest brotha's wore these.
While the Nike Cortez was worn by many cheerleaders - it was also a popular 'walking around' shoe for many guys.
These shoes were hell one ones Achilles tendon but they did look oh-so-sporty.
(I'm still waiting for the re-release at this moment.)
The color blocking, comfort, performance and moderate price made this shoe one of the best designed athletic shoes of all time.
Sure, I still like a comfortable sneaker but it blows me away that so many kids have more shoes in their closet at one time than I've had in my lifetime.