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The Secret Language of Sneakers

  • by Jazelle
  • posted Feb 18, 2007
  • 71 Comments

A couple of variations, one with the text and one without.

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Jazelle

A couple of variations, one with the text and one without.

carolann12582

no text!! the top is awesome. the bottom, sucky

SemantiTheft

I'd buy the top design on dark gray!

D_Dub

The secret language of sneakers... or gangs.

amaliaslash

ha- where i'm from, shoes hanging from anything shows where drugdealing takes place.

anyway, the converse star is too recognizable, so you'd probably have to remove that.

jay bird

no text. I'd buy the top one. I miss new york!

blease

great design, no text needed!

somerday33

Beware of nearby meth labs...

germain

I agree, no text

Dellex

i agree. shoes hangin like that mean drug dealers in the area. good design!!

Bubblegum

Yep, no text

Lashford

regular shoes hanging from telephone wires or lightposts may indicate gang activity, but chuck taylors hanging up indicate hipster activity -- which is even worse. just think of the indie shows, beards, leggings, unwashed clothes and the smarminess. dear god, the smarminess. 4 w/o the text.

cysegr

no text no text no text! looks pretty otherwise (4), although I'd love it more if it were a pair of bright red sneakers with no obvious brand. As is, I'd feel as if i were wearing an ad for converse, or maybe an ad for williamsburg. I don't want to wear an ad for either of those things.

Mendoza13

Definitely ... No text. how about red moon... green shoes..

mollykats

i love the one on black!!

AliceChew

Here people throw shoes over powerlines for no good reason, and that's the way it should be :) Or it's just to annoy someone, because they had old/spare shoes, etc. I've never heard of it representing gangs/drugs before. Interesting!

Whatever it means I like the shirt a lot, top option, and like semantitheft said, it would be great on dark grey.

tofurky

done too many times. but i like.

Jazelle

Thanks guys for the feedbacks on the design.
Back in the days in Brooklyn and Harlem kids used to throw the sneakers over light posts just for fun mostly. Don't try it over telephones or electric wires tho or you may get arrested :)

isneked

converse=bowling shoe

OHgiraffe

So does this mean that the person wearing this shirt would be a drug dealer?

ih3artp3nguins

id so wear the shirt if there isnt any text
i like the black one

babyfr0gie

no text. great without it.

soundmind

def no text. design is played out tho...

ajsolid84

Do I need to say “No text”

deboraborialis

$5 with no text. I often wonden who does this. There was a tree at chrismas with three pairs od shoes in it. Very festive.

dabers33

definately "lose the text"

LeRoi

Dont' totally get it, but it's a great design. Top one for sure.

dr. loopy94

ahhhhhh...the sweet, sweet ghetto

radjose

digging this!

madam

I think it's good, but no text & blue

mayor mccheese

No text! How could someone not get this?? I saw this all the time growing up and I lived in suburban NJ. And this design is played out? Hmm. I also don't wear moonboots or leg warmers. Guess I'm out of the loop.

DJEnept

Black 5$

ilikeice

Hahahahaha. This is amazing.

terryb

i like the blue verson but with no text

Maddikins

Oh, the top version, definitely. No text; I would so buy that in the black circle design. $5!

jhodge01

No text! Love the moon shaped backing, hate the square.

seasisee

awesome!

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