I've had this pair for a few months and they are definitely one of my favorite pairs of sneaks. But I'm really getting annoyed with the flap at the back. It's somewhat useful as a built-in shoehorn, but looks kinda ridiculous when worn. After walking around a bit, friction from my pants will cause the flaps to stick up against my Achilles' tendon and the unfinished reverse of the flap is visible to those walking behind me. Who's great idea was to install these things? I've never seen any other sneakers with this "feature". I've thought about cutting them off with a pair of scissors. Anyone with the same pair have similar issues? Side discussion: I've read from numerous sources that this is one of the pairs worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill. Supposedly, it is somewhere during the Hattori Hanzo act in Volume 1. I was a little suspicious about this and freeze-framed my way from the scene when the Bride first enters Hanzo's sushi shop until when she leaves Okinawa to kill Lucy Liu. Her shoes are only shown once, when she is training in Hanzo's dojo, but the shot is way too zoomed out to determine if these are indeed the shoes. The pair that is depicted is certainly white, but I did not see the blue/red colorway. Of course, I still relay the Kill Bill factoid to people that inquire about my shoes but in the event that I am challenged I'd like to be prepared.
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5/18/05 at 3:53am