My Mom isn’t really into sneakers. She’s your typical grandma who enjoys comfortable, inexpensive pairs of kicks; usually from the realm of Sketchers and New Balance.
She did however once purchase a pair of all black Nike Air Force 1 lows for herself. I was abnormally enthusiastic about her purchase, and when I questioned my Mom about her iconic AF1 choice, she told me she bought them because they were a good deal.
Anyways, I digress.
Recently, while visiting my Mom’s place, she asked me if my sneakers were new.
This was the pair I was wearing.
I replied, “No, I’ve had these for a while.”Kev Zool
Then my Mom followed up with another question and asked, “Then why do they look the same as all of your other shoes?”Mom Zool
Simply put, sneakers from my childhood, especially retro Air Jordans seem to have a timeless appeal.
Their coolness factor has never faded. With an origin from an intensely impressionable period of time, Jays remain forever frozen and forever relevant in time.
I doubt my affinity for Js will ever thaw, given that this has been a passion for more than three decades.
So Mom, “That’s why all my shoes look the same.”Kev Zool