What I Wore Today – February 24, 2014
Original 1994 Nike Air Structure Triax
I still remember it like it was yesterday. It was the beginning of the school year in 1994. I had asked my mom to drop me off at the Micronesia Mall back on Guam. I walked into the Athlete’s Foot looking for new shoes to wear for every day use. Every year I’d get two pair of shoes, one basketball shoe for the basketball season and one shoe to use everyday. I would have normally got another pair of skateboarding shoes (Airwalk Ones were top on my list then) but that summer I had started break dancing again. I was looking for something that would not only look good but would feel comfortable when someone would play Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” and the bboy circle was going down. Most of my friends of course were rocking Adidas Shell Toes and Puma Clydes so naturally I wanted to be different. I was already a big fan of the Swoosh by then because of their basketball shoes so I decided to pick up a pair of Nike running shoes. I can’t remember exactly why I picked a pair of Air Structure Triax like the ones I wore today (in a different colorway). I do remember thinking that the lace locks was the coolest thing ever! So a $100+ out of my wallet later, I now owned my first pair of Nike running shoes. A day to remember.
Till Next time, I live you with this: