Guilty pleasures in sneaker culture exist and can manifest itself in many ways.
Here are a few examples that rose to the surface when I surveyed a few fellow sneaker enthusiasts.
Guilty Pleasure #1
Frequenting the ladies’ side of the sneaker aisle in order to find a better deal on a pair of kicks.
Guilty Pleasure #2
Trying on a pair of fly shoes that fit your feet comfortably, then asking a sneaker employee to switch your pair for a deadstock pair before ringing it up on the till.
Guilty Pleasure #3
Smelling a pair of brand new 1s as a means of quantifying a good quality product.
Guilty Pleasure #4
Liking, purchasing, and rocking a pair of hybrid sneakers.
Insert hands up emoji.
Guilty as charged for liking, purchasing, and rocking a pair of hybrid sneakers.
When images of the Jordan Legacy 312 low began to surface in March, I was low key drawn to the hybrid silhouette. Its late 80’s vibe and clever amalgamation of Jordan 3 tooling, Jordan 1 toe box, and Nike Alpha Force low velcro strap tantalized the Nike sneakerfeels.
But, but, but it’s a hybrid.
True, but here are a few reasons to consider why the Jordan Legacy 312 low might be worthy of a guilty pleasure pick up.
The Jordan Legacy 312 is stylistically unique. It is definitively late 80’s in style and looks to be era correct with a combination of features that blend seamlessly together.
The toe box quality puts many coveted 1s to shame.
Shawn Kemp could have won a dunk contest in these bad boys. Just saying.
Just like the game show, The Price Is Right! These Legacy 312 lows were scored from a big box store for well below outlet pricing.
While these guilty pleasure kicks may have no rhythm on the sales charts, they are a proud pick up worthy of copping and rocking on feet.