In the Time of High-Tops: Kicks When We Were Kids
When I was a kid, fashion was of prime importance. Scrunched socks, pegged pants, and neon colors all ruled my wardrobe. However, more important than stirrups and bodysuits were my kicks. How I miss the days when Keds were considered haute couture. Related Stories: Eighties Flashback: The Best Toys of the Decade
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In the fourth grade, in 1992, I paired my brand-new pair of red Converse high-tops with a floral dress and a matching red turtleneck underneath for picture day. I’m not at all certain why my mother let me leave the house like that.