Updated: May 23, 2019
Over the last few years there have been countless new designs, colors, styles and materials used on shoes. From shoes covered completely in 3m (reflective material) to shoes where the material is woven together. There have been bright outrageous colors applied to shoes behind themes such as All Star Games. Shoes with tumbled leather, shoes constructed in all mesh or molded leather.
In some cases the shoes are very high in quality from the materials used, to the construction, to the painting technique. In other cases quality has been very poor with painting that looked like it was performed by a toddler, materials that were less than stellar and construction that fell apart when any type of real wear occurred.
With all of that being said, there has been soo much done to and with shoes since they were developed in the late 1800s. So much to the point I wonder “what’s next?” I ask this question because it seems like over the last year a lot of designs/styles seem repetitious and half hearted in production.
Designs have been horrible, quality pathetic and colors absurd. Shoes have gone downhill and because of that they sit on shelves. The sad part is that things don’t seem to be getting any better, I won’t call out any specific brands. But if you’re a SneakerHead you know exactly what I’m talking about. I can’t understand how these brands make millions and still produce inadequate shoes. Twenty years ago, sneaker companies were making less money yet the quality was so high. Well made, designed shoes that lasted and stood the test of time. Now you have to walk light in fear of sole separation and stitching coming loose. Okay, maybe not literally but you get my point. It’s not all the shoe companies fault though, because we entertain and continue to purchase the products they are releasing.
Now there are random designs that are low in quality releasing every to every other week. There doesn’t seem to be any change in sight, although there should be. When will the high quality shoes with stylish colors return? Will this streak of nonsense continue? WHAT’S NEXT?
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Keep em clean and the soles icy #Salute
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