I had been needing to update my footwear options lately ever since I noticed that my choices are either warm-weather sandals or something of a heeled variety; there really wasn’t an everyday middle. Enter the Vans Sk8 Hi: an easy, year-round classic that also brings a mid to my wardrobe, a first for me. Initially, I was a little self-conscious of looking like a high-schooler in them, but I think that speaks to Vans’ unique ability to create and maintain a youthful identity over the years, which is kinda what the ‘Neverland’ mentality of skateboarding is all about.
Reebok re-released Emmitt Smith’s signature ES22 on Wednesday after being in the vault for fifteen years. I totally remember these like they were yesterday, which got me to thinking about other signature shoes of the 90s. Remember the Shaqnosis and all its stripey glory back when the big man was busy slinging candy bars and being a genie? Ah, childhood.