They’re not sneakers. They’re “shoes.”

December 5, 2007

So, as most creative teams tend to do, Marshall and I had a pointless debate yesterday that will no doubt NOT change the world. But it was fun.

This debate started when I referred to his “sneakers.” Notice exhibit A:

These are the “sneakers” he was wearing at the time. He immediately corrected me… telling me that they were in fact NOT sneakers, but “shoes.”

Baffled, I asked him how he could even come to that conclusion.

According to him, since he doesn’t RUN in this particular pair of footwear, they aren’t sneakers. They are “shoes.” The following image, exhibit B, would be a good example of what Marshall views as “sneakers:”

Okay. BUT, despite WHAT a set of footwear is used for, doesn’t it belong to one basic category? Those afforementioned Pumas were definitely sneakers. Just because they’re his everyday footwear doesn’t make them any less of a sneaker.

No, it’s not a PERFORMANCE sneaker, but it’s a goddamn sneaker. Call it a shoe, sneaker, trainer, bootie, whatever… I don’t care. Both images on this page are of SNEAKERS. Dammit.

Any thoughts?

Advertisements

One Response to “They’re not sneakers. They’re “shoes.””

  1. music said

    very interesting.
    i’m adding in RSS Reader

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: