December 09, 2016

What the hell happened to athletic shoes?

Gavin McInnesArchive

It's bad enough that professional athletes wear ridiculous shoes with social justice slogans on them to "raise awareness". 


What's worse is that I have kids now and I have to buy them ugly, expensive sneakers that look they were designed by gay men and old ladies...

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commented 2016-12-10 23:04:01 -0500
Furst…ve must eliminate ze shoes…..:-)
commented 2016-12-10 09:55:06 -0500
More of the queering down of a generation. In high school in the 70’s (which was pretty gay already) you’d have been mocked into the fetal position for wearing something like these. I used to shrug off all the conspiracy theorists but I realize now that the tentacles of cultural marxism are entwined through every aspect of life.
commented 2016-12-10 02:48:25 -0500
Puma. I blame them, they started making their sneakers look like a pair of space age slippers that could be worn as dress shoes, It was all downhill from there.

You forgot to mention the gay guy is European.
commented 2016-12-10 02:27:07 -0500
Terry, never had Woolworths in Calgary. But I did visit Kresge’s in Medicine Hat.
commented 2016-12-09 23:50:30 -0500
Al Peterson; Woolco. Are kidding me, Woolco? Hah! What about Woolworths. Now that was a store.
commented 2016-12-09 23:11:12 -0500
It’s called getting old Gavin, cope with it

- with the wisdom of age comes the burden of keeping that wisdom from ruining the fun niave stupid “youts” have screwing up and learning from their mistakes so they can attain the wisdom of age and rant about their kid’s weirdness.

A wise sage once said: with great age comes great responsibility – and sensible shoes.
commented 2016-12-09 20:05:54 -0500
It’s all marketing, aimed at the proletarian lowest common denominator. How else are your going to get ’hood rats and their white “wannabes” to pay $200.00+ for a pair of shoes with their EBT cards?

It’s the footwear equivalent of “donks” on a car – it’s not like they will buy Clark’s, Rockport, or Sperry – too “white”…

Interestingly enough, the triggered Trigglypuffs are having a social media meltdown because the CEO of New Balance (the last maker of athletic shoes still manufactured in the USA) said something nice about President Trump. These retards are actually filming themselves setting their own shoes on fire!

Guess what brand of shoes I will buy for running when my present pair of NB’s wear out?
commented 2016-12-09 19:58:03 -0500
Ha! We were so poor and lived so long ago that our runners were canvas and weird smelling rubber “Basket Masters”. Actually those were the high end ones sold at Woolco. At camp we never took them off for the entire 10 days.
commented 2016-12-09 18:57:14 -0500
Don’t forget the Converse Chuck Taylor All Stars. The ones made in the U.S.A.
commented 2016-12-09 17:41:31 -0500
What ever happened to Ked’s and PF Flyers? Those were the only two brands of athletic shoes around when I was growing up…. and they were called “running shoes”? And they only came two toned: black fabric with white rubber…. and sometimes a red accent strip in the rubber. They seemed to work just fine…. without making a fashion statement.
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