gonna dig up a picture of me from 8th grade wearing 2 strap birks and plaid shorts
still wear them and some brown leather reefs all the time in the summer, but I don't post them for the same reason synth doesn't post basketball shorts. I have them for the same reason I still have a pair of docs from that same year.
it's the same reason lots of posters have owned the following hideous footwear that have trended off and on for literally decades, (that I managed to avoid while wearing my ugly reefs, docs, birks, and new balances
): chucks, all vans (ever), dunks, superstars, stan smiths, and air force 1's.
does being self aware make it more acceptable? don't care but I do want a pair of clogs this fall for the same reason. slave to trendz, or anticipation of what might become one.