January 28, 2010

Lyin' Cheatin' Bastard

I'm so sorry, Vans. I know, blasphemy, right? Converse? But, yeah, I'm digging on the JPs again. Well, the vintage, MITUSA ones at least (both of the pairs below on eBay). It's been about ten years since I've gone there, but they've been sneaking up on me lately. Love them or hate them on the shelves at J Crew, but at least pay a little respect. I don't need to put a picture of a certain 24 year-old actor wearing them back in '55, we know the shoe has heritage. Originally designed for BF Goodrich, Converse has been carrying the torch since the 70s. Canvas and rubber -- simple materials standing the test of time. Gotta love it.