Delving into sneaker culture has had a polarizing impact on my appreciation for kicks. While I have broadened my horizon to include a multitude of non-conforming/anti-hypebeast silhouettes, I am forever drawn to classic sneakers that I constantly revisit.
Take this pair of Jordan 1 retro high OGs in black for example. I already have a pretty decent rotation of 1s that I regularly rock, yet I still feel the need to Just Just Just Just
Sneaker Dance with an already familiar partner. Perhaps it’s the simple black on black textured colourway? Or maybe it’s the super supple plush leather draped over a timeless silhouette? Either way, this pair of sneaks has indefinitely extended my stay in Sneaker-Neverland.
Some of my friends say that I’m just like Peter Pan; unwilling to grow up, and forever stuck in Sneaker-Neverland. And to them I say,”Cue the piano, and vibe to the following lyrics.”
I am a lost boy, from Sneakerland.
Never growing up, like Peter Pan.
And when we’re bored we wear Ultra Boost,
Always escaping from just One Look?
“Cop, cop, lost boy,” they say to me,
Away from all O-G Nike.
Sneakerland is home to lost boys like me,
And lost boys like me are free.
Nearly True Fact: Peter Pan wears OG Air Jordan 1 Retro Highs in black when he isn’t stunting in his green velvet footwear.
P.S. Apologies to Ruth B for butchering your amazingly beautiful song.
P.P.S. Shout out to Alex at StayFresh for keeping me laced in Sneaker-Neverland.