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A Closet Full Of Sneakers, And A Portrait Full Of Blemishes.

Oscar Wilde’s critically acclaimed novel, The Picture Of Dorian Gray, details the transformative journey of a young man named Dorian Gray.  

Gray’s metaphoric transformation begins as an innocent young man and evolves, giving rise to a new self, represented as a hedonistic pleasure seeker.  

Dorian’s exploratory journey is documented via a perfect, nearly life-like painting, that blemishes every time he commits a sinful act.  

Which leads me to this deeply philosophical sneaker inquiry. 

What does our painted portrait look like?

Do we have a closet full of sneakers, and a portrait full of blemishes?

Can we continue to celebrate all that is good within sneaker culture without the need to purchase anymore kicks?

While I ponder my inward thoughts, expressed outwardly as a sneaker-based portrait, I have committed to not purchasing any new kicks for the remainder of the year. 

UN-DSing a pair of Raf Simons Stan Smith.
Does this add another blemish to my sneaker-based portrait?

They say time’s supposed to heal ya,

But I ain’t done much healing.

-Adele Adkins

Stay Solefullylaced,

Kev Zool

Published in Keville


  1. ralph zool ralph zool

    if our boy dorian just behaved himself, he would be fine.

    the secret is to walk around flat footed everywhere so the upper gets no blemishes at all.

    • kev zool kev zool

      Sounds like you’re ready for a selfie.

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