Kind of a gallery. Kind of not really.
almost 4 years ago
Please tell me you haven't saved every pair of Chuck Taylor's you've ever owned. I think I already know the answer ;-)
Ding. Give that man a cigar. In fact, give ’im two.
I'd heard from your mouth that you'd kept every single one.
And now, finally, an x-year gallery of used chucks.
YOU deserve the cigar.
That is all.
That is pretty amazing. I'm a shoe hoarder but this is impressive.
Let me put this in perspective …
I obtained my very first pair of Chucks (green, high top) in my second year of high school (circa 1980). Naturally, the longer you wear Chucks, the more comfortable they become. It’s difficult to simply dispose of something that you get fairly attached to. However, footwear entropy gradually accelerates to the point where a pair of shoes will finally become too ‘deconstructed’ to stay on your feet. Whenever this occurred, I would simply toss the pair of shoes into the trunk of my car, or into a box in the garage.
This ‘collection’ of extant shoes continued to grow and moved with me … house to house, box to box, garage to garage … for (cough) 30 (cough) years. It was time to document, display, let go, and purge … once and for all.
25 pairs of shoes (5 pairs currently wearable)
1 photographic tribute
Oh, and Derek … they didn’t even smell. Srsly.
Damn man, it looks like you're doing the tribute justice.
Just to clarify, Grant, that "Yeeeeww!" was total excitement and not to be interpreted as a "peeyeew".
Very cool project you have going on here. Excited to see the finished project!
Thanks for the comments. Frankly, it’s taking me forever to colour balance and tweak the massive number of images I shot … I want to get that part out of my hair before proceeding with the site. Stuff will probably appear on Flickr first.
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