It’s no secret that I’m a sneaker and t-shirt enthusiast. For me, outside of being in the nude, t-shirts, sneakers and jeans-wearing seems like the most practical and comfortable way of being. But of-course it depends on what color, the humor, and the softness of the t-shirt; the cut and snugability of the jeans; and the subtle but yet fashionable walkability of the sneaker.
So I bought two pairs of Original Saucony Jazz sneakers this week: a blue and grey/red. Two, because of my phobia of a garment I like being discontinued. What kind of phobia is this? I really would like to know.
I love original Saucony Jazz sneakers. And for some reason I can’t play the drums in any other shoe. This maybe because, by Saucony standards, the Original Jazz is “the most technical performance running shoe of its time.” They’re just that comfortable. I feel like my feet are cocooned in a firm but feathered cushion. And it’s affordable, just $50 a pair.
The Saucony Jazz collection came out in 1981, and soon became the company’s most popular shoe, and the cornerstone for the Saucony Original Collection. I remember when I got my first pair. I was a freshman living in a punk house in Maryland. They were black and I wore the shit out of them: from class to stomping in a mush pit to my graduation. I remember when they were on they’re last legs and I had to duck tape the sole. Back then, $50 could of bought me a month’s supply of groceries: rice and beans, noodles, yogurt, fruit, coffee, beer, toothpaste, soap, and toilet paper. Ahh, the good ole days.
This time I decided to stray from my safe colors of black or blue, and I got a pair of these:
I’m feeling the Army, too:
And oh, these black/oatmeal (yes they’re called oatmeal) vegan! Yum!Reminiscent of my vegan years, which wasn’t political or for health reasons. I just didn’t care for meat, and since I’m not into cheese or milk, it was pretty easy. Now, I’m just an omnivore.