I have worn these shoes since the seventh grade when I started snagging them out of my little brother's closet (much to his annoyance). Not long after he grew out of them and they stayed in my closet. Junior high passed, then high school, my first job, then college, and endless trips back and fourth across the country and continent. And last week they gave out.
A good lesson in how there is no telling what will happen when.
And because no one looked at me twice.