Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Shoes Tell Story With Today's Kids

Old school at Morse.
Old school at Morse.
Styles come and go and come back again.

At Morse High School, old school shoes are back in style according to Morse seniors, Tyrone Patrick and Ben Manu, reports Greg Quirin, a San Diego Unified Resource Teacher in the College, Career and Technical Education program.

"I couldn’t help but notice that a majority of the male students were wearing Converse All-Star shoes. I couldn’t resist and asked the students if I could photograph their shoes," said Quirin.

“A lot of students like the old school Converse All-Stars," said Manu.
"They are pretty cool shoes to wear, comfortable, in style, and great for skateboarding and sports," said Patrick. "They come in different colors and styles and can be customized with different color laces.”

Manu noted while most wear Converse, some still prefer the classic style Van’s shoe which is also popular among skaters and very similar in style to the nearly century old and still going strong Converse All-Star.

The truth is, the All-Star still remains strong and popular among many of our youth. The All-Star shoe has evolved into a global youth symbol of originality, individuality and self-expressionism. Chances are you or someone you know has owned a pair of Converse All-Stars.

To date, more than 750,000,000 pairs have sold since their debut in 1917 and there are no signs of losing popularity.
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