The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 August 2007

The Keds are alright

This, however, is a tad weird: a patent-leather sneaker by Michael Kors.

What's next? Chuck Taylors being upgraded to "Charles"?

(Via Shoewawa.)

Posted at 9:09 PM to Rag Trade


Michael Kors is just following the big PL trend. Nike's been doing patent leather for a while now. :)

Posted by: Gradual Dazzle at 9:41 AM on 15 August 2007

As well as the aforementioned Chuck Taylors.

Posted by: Gradual Dazzle at 9:43 AM on 15 August 2007

All the more reason for me to stick with New Balance, I think.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:44 AM on 15 August 2007

hahahaha! i'm so calling my chucks charles taylor's from now on. this made my day.

Posted by: blythe at 1:59 PM on 15 August 2007

Not to beat this to death, but even The Manolo (who is Most SuperFantastic) is into The Patent Leather these days. :)

Posted by: Gradual Dazzle at 7:54 PM on 16 August 2007

I read a biography of Mr. Taylor recently. He was truly a great self-promoter, and he was also ahead of his time in promoting black athletes. His given name was in fact Charles.

Posted by: triticale at 11:18 PM on 16 August 2007