Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Shoes

"Men I may not know. But shoes...Shoes I know." - Carrie Bradshaw
I may not be as extravagant a shoe addict as Ms. Bradshaw but I know my footwear too. Comfort is of course a major factor as I walk endlessly but style will definitely be not compromised. There's nothing like getting a compliment from a total stranger that affirms the idea of a good, albeit seemingly frivolous, buy. Quality is most definitely a requirement in buying shoes. A good pair should be able to last for a long time.

Having mentioned that, let me pay tribute to these three pairs that have been serving me well over the years. These are my most used, battered kicks that bring back memories, both good and not-so-good.

These shiny things have been serving me well for a long time now. I bought them on sale using the money I earned when I had a garage sale in December 2006. I was heartbroken then so I needed a distraction. I decided to get rid of clothes, shoes and other belongings  that I no longer used. I spent a part of my earnings on these golden babies.

I also wore these during the talent competition when I was forced to join, wait for it... a pageant. That was back in college. Ah, memories.

Talk about worn out. These are obviously very old, I got them for my birthday in 2005 during the great comeback of Chucks. These are a size bigger which is probably why the sides cracked pretty quickly. Hence the stitching on the rubber which make them very unique. Thank you Mr. Quickie!

 I always have to wear black socks with these to obscure the holes and the gaping areas but I think this pair of Chucks look gorgeous---just perfectly, naturally distressed. I'll miss you when you retire soon.

Hello skater! I got these in Defect many years ago. Remember that store in Glorietta with the funky decors where they would wrap your purchases in Tasty Bread plastic bags and put everything inside a net bag? I found out recently that it was actually owned by Cecile Zamora Van Straten aka Chuvaness! How cool is that?!

Anyway, I love these shoes. I just had the details added after our helper scrubbed the fabric a little too hard. The dots faded so I had patches stitched on. I got a lot of compliments with these shoes by the way. But, I blame this pair for the following image.

Please don't blackmail me.


  1. didn't know defect would wrap your purchases in tasty bread plastic bags! cool :)

    thanks for visiting my site, james. and leaving that comment. happy humpday to you guys over there!


  2. Yes they did!

    Love your site. :)

  3. thank you :) if you wanna exchange links, just leave a msg on my tagboard.