Originally Posted by SFC415
AF1 Mids remind me of high school in 2003...Ecko Shirts, Rubber banded baggy jeans, AF1 Mids with the loose straps
Well, that's just because you were in high school in 2003 - it's not the fault of the AF1 that you were in high school when all that wackness was popping.
AF1 mids debuted in '94, and we rocked them too - with Steep Techs, Stadium graphic tees, Hilfiger sailing and Outdoors, and all that stuff. It wasn't the AF1 that failed to stand the test of time, it was your whole era. ...No shots at you, personally, just that's the way it is. Not your fault or anything. And, make no mistake, the mid is indeed the worst cut of the AF1... there are still more classic AF1 mids than there will ever be Foamposites though, so think about that for a second to put things in perspective.
See men of a certain age, we don't look back at pictures of ourselves at 14 and cringe in embarrassment at what we wore. The stuff I wore in my youth is still among the foundational elements of the fashion of this culture to this day - AF1s included.
Hip hop and its associated fashions have been basically trolling the masses since like '98 - it just took different people or different ages more or less time to realize it. ...A buncha dudes STILL haven't figured it out.