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Someone explain the sneaker thing to me

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by hondo, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member


    Yes, I'm an old white guy. So one of you young 'uns explain this to me. I really want to understand.
  2. spikechiquet

    spikechiquet Well-Known Member

    No clue. I kill shoes like a fat guy at a buffet.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Yeezy, teach him.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    This must be proof the Michigan economy is doing just fine. The youth of Detroit have $1,000 from their jobs to toss away on sneakers.
  5. Azrael

    Azrael Active Member

    Someone explain the vintage baseball card/$750 Scotty Cameron putter/rare movie poster/Capodimonte porcelain/netsuke figurine/hand-carved creche collection/F250 with lift kit/the acquisition and curation of a rack of miniature pewter spoons alphabetized by state/cupboard full of souvenir beer mugs/etc., ad infinitum, ad absurdum, world without end amen, to me.
  6. Mystery Meat II

    Mystery Meat II Well-Known Member

    If you can't explain everything, why try to explain anything?
  7. TigerVols

    TigerVols Well-Known Member

    Wins the Internet.
  8. Point of Order

    Point of Order Active Member

    Not sure but that was a great story.
  9. amraeder

    amraeder Well-Known Member

    I teach in inner-city Houston. Some of my kids told me they'd do this when new Jordans came out. For some reason, they're a status symbol. Illogical to me, perfectly logical to them -- like a lot of things, it turns out.
  10. Blitz

    Blitz Active Member

    Pewter spoons have a decent chance of appreciating in value.
    The prices and "excitement" over these shoes from Yeezy, on the other hand, make no sense to me.
  11. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    People are stupid.
  12. old_tony

    old_tony Well-Known Member

    Five years from now they'll have been worn six times and be given away to the local shelter.
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