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There's also a different aspect in this game. The high-end labels won't completely alienate those who live on a paycheck-to-paycheck basis. They will do their best to be more approachable. They have also taken the extra step by collaborating with the athletic and more familiar yet affordable brands. Even then, don't rush into things. I cannot stress enough (like I have mentioned countless times before) of how each purchase you make should be treated as an investment. Don't get drawn in by a brand's name or the price. Think quality and longevity. Think of the classics like the Adidas Superstar (I & II), the Nike Cortez or Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars (all former basketball or functional for athletic use shoes). The Chuck Taylor has been mimicked by so many brands it's ridiculous; no matter, high-tops or low-tops.
What you see below are a pair of original Converse Chuck Taylor All-Stars of my own. The only thing different about this is that I took the liberty to customize a classic by mixing in some black laces that you see twisted with the original white. It's an idea I picked up from an old friend of mine and we both decided to make these shoes are own and gave them their own identity. His was an all black Chucks. What may come off surprising is that this is a recent a picture of my pair but I bought them back in 2004! That's right, 8 years and still going strong. That's if you love and take care of your investments!
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