Does anyone else like that ‘Adidas’ song by Run DMC?
Every time I hear it, I go back to another time when the only fashion I was concerned with were my sneakers – and I always made sure that I kept a fresh pair of shell-top Adidas.
I did so much in my Adidas: Fought the school bully, and won; played basketball, and won; went to second base, but the jury is still out on that one.
Last week I heard the song for the first time in years and I screamed, “This is my shit!”
Just like the closeted music geek that I am, I ran into my closet and took out my sneaks and began dancing across my living room floor.
I had a Risky Business moment.
But when I strutted across my floor sneakers on, socks to the side, strings untied – it occurred to me that sneakers have been a permanent staple in a man’s wardrobe.
Sneakers are to a man, what the little black dress is to a woman.
And I am sure that most men, if not all – agree.
Still, and with all due respect to my Adidas and Reverend Run – I don’t know were I would be without my Converse Chuck Taylors.
All Star baby!
They go with everything, and as the self-proclaimed fashion highlander that I am, I appreciate their versatility.
They go with everything, and they can be dressed down and up.
That’s the best part.
Anyone who goes shopping with me knows that when shoe shopping – I have a theory and explanation for everything, especially sneakers.
Depending on your personality – you might be able to wear sneakers to almost any occasion with the same swagger and attitude that the designer envisioned.
How do you do it?
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About James R. Sanders James knew that he was going to be involved in media somehow when he realized that the only person that had something worth saying was him. He's not egotistical though, his work regularly appears in the Philadelphia Inquirer, OrigiVation Magazine, Black Star News, Bustedhalo.com, Wow Magazine, and the Huffington Post.