Style: Black and white
Bought: Rush in Myer Centre Brisbane – March 2006
Price: Maybe $80 AUD
Favourite feature: That the black and white look like 1920s dapper shoes and the macbeth writing on the sole
Most wearable location: Punk Concert or wedding
Other people say: Don’t even notice them
What attracted me to the shoe: I needed some shoes for a wedding so I wanted something dressy looking but comfortable and still a sneaker. At this stage of my sneaker life there weren’t any real boutique sneaker stores in Brisbane that I knew of so I was resorting to walking between Myer, David Jones and Rebel Sport etc. After hours of searching in desperation I ended up with these even though they weren’t exactly what I wanted. I wore them to the wedding but aren’t that fond of them now, I think because they are more of a punk shoe and I’m not a punk. I do like Blink 182 though and they own/run the shoe company. I think this purchase may have been subliminally influenced by the ads in the Rollingstone magazine I read every month.
Why does the shirt match: You’ll notice there isn’t a shirt and that is because I haven’t really tried to match them with anything. These shoes mostly sit on the shelf at the bottom and rarely get to go outside.
All this sounds great but what are they like to wear: Comfortable but make me feel like a try-hard. I’m not a 16 year old emo and these make me feel like I’m trying to be.