Friday, August 23, 2013

Chuck Taylor Tennis Shoes

As a kid growing up in Bama, Chuck Taylor All-Star tennis shoes were dirt cheap.  At some point in the 1980s....I thought they'd just go out of business because they weren't in style anymore.

Today?  Down on the shopping district of Wiesbaden this past week....I kind of noted this display on the street.  Chuck Taylor All-Star tennis shoes....forty-nine Euro (roughly $70).  As a kid, mine were never more than ten bucks.

As you start to walk around, you tend to note that one teenage gal out of wearing some weird color-Chuck Taylor tennis shoes.  In fashion?  I'm just standing there in shock. Who would have guessed?

The comical side of this?  Some Chinese company is likely making these for less than $5, with another buck spent on shipping them to Europe.  The rest of this is all profit.

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