Originally Posted by theshonen8899
Not mature like business status but something an adult would sport on a weekend. I think they're definitely a step up from Nikes, Vans, or Chucks.
are 'definitely a step up' or are more mature than these Chucks,
or these Vans?
Mind you, I don't know sneakers at all. Eight months ago I bought a pair of off-road running shoes and they were the first sneakers I've owned in a decade, but really, I hardly see any meaningful differentiation between the Purcells (if indeed I have posted the right shoes) and the others -- at worst they fall into the same 'class' of shoe. While in-the-know sneaker guys know the many differences, I doubt if an outsider would see enough differences to call one or the other more 'adult.' If the guy who complimented/insulted the OP felt they were like his old Chuck's it's probably because they look the same!