Originally Posted by Exdeath
Could someone please explain to me the obsession with side-zip distressed-to-shit plain black boots? Are they magically comfortable or distinctive or something?
I might be a streetwear noob, but I just don't see the appeal in stuff that costs half a kidney and looks like my old issued EMT boots after a truck just ran over them.
I see your point. While I love how most CD, A1923 and other boots look and I can appreciate the craftmanship behind them, I've also wondered the same.
I mean, this thread along the leather jackets one are my two favourites in SF, but sometimes I wonder why we love how some distressed boots or jackets look but at the same time most people in SF despise heavily distressed jeans and they only like raw denim and consider wearing pre-distressed like 'cheating'.
For example, if I were to post a pair of non-raw PRPS jeans in the WAYWT thread, probably I wouldn't get many positive comments, but if I post a (pre)distressed pair of Carpes, I'd probably get compliments.
I think my next boots are going to be a pair of Wolverines, not baller but they look good when beaten up.
I will still love the boots posted in this thread, though.