Too old for sneakers?

Discussion in 'Streetwear and Denim' started by mr bunbury, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. Lel

    Lel Senior member

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    I'm 21 and the only sneakers I've worn for the past 2 years are my CP Training Boots, which are really just dress boots with a CP sole.
     


  2. notwithit

    notwithit Pullup laureate

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    I'm 29, and I like wearing goofy hi-tops (a la DBSS) with the slim jeans I wear every day tucked behind the tongue.

    These don't go so well with collared shirts, though, so I pretty much reserve them for weekends when I can wear a t-shirt or tank.
     


  3. thatguymj

    thatguymj Senior member

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    Seems like a silly thread.

    There is no way in your early 30s that you are 'too old' for sneakers.

    shit, i swear sneakers as often as possible and I'm your age. never really considered them something for young people. maybe, and i mean maybe, you could say that at some age hi-tops might look out of place on an older gent, but than again, I'm 100% sure there are 50-60+ year olds that can rock a pair of Lanvin highs and look bad ass. So go figure.
     


  4. lemmywinks

    lemmywinks Senior member

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    My dad is in his 50s. He wanted a pair of sneakers and I told him to stick to the classics. Converse really hurt his feet after a while so he just decided to wear some weird sneaker/dress shoe rubber sole hybrid thing. He doesn't know a thing about dressing well. I give him a pair of my Levis 501 that didn't fit me and they are the slimmest pair of pants he owns (and they actually fit him really well) My dad isn't even a big guy. We're about the same build and I wear skinny-slim jeans all the time.

    My mom is a little younger than my dad and she wears a pair of red leather PF Flyers and it doesn't look bad at all. She also has a pair of chucks and those euro trash Puma looking shoes. She wears them with skinny jeans and I wouldn't even look at her twice. One time she wore a pair of those generic looking running shoes with her jeans and I cringed.
     


  5. GraphicNovelty

    GraphicNovelty Senior member

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    my brother and i bought my dad a pair of herringbone vans authentics for my dad for father's day.
     


  6. akatsuki

    akatsuki Senior member

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    I'll go against the grain and say you are too old for sneakers. We live in a culture of permanent adolescence where "adults" spend their days playing video games and wearing the same crap as they did when they are 18.
     


  7. Amelorn

    Amelorn Senior member

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    I'll go against the grain and say you are too old for sneakers. We live in a culture of permanent adolescence where "adults" spend their days playing video games and wearing the same crap as they did when they are 18.

    I'm with this guy.

    And I agree, partially, with the sentiments regarding loafers. The vast majority of them look like garbage or scream "meant for old age home." Precious few look good at my age (21) and even fewer are well made, to boot.

    Sneakers scream two things to me: teenager/college student and athlete. The vast majority don't fall into these categories.

    Further, if fashion is 25% clothing and the balance attitude, and the OP's attitude won't bear it, best not to force him into sneakers.

    Sneakers seldom catch my eye, and if they do, it's because they're loud (not necessarily good or bad....but at least loud). It's a carefully chosen pair or boots or shoes that draw my compliments.
     


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  9. brad-t

    brad-t Bae Blade

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    I'll go against the grain and say you are too old for sneakers. We live in a culture of permanent adolescence where "adults" spend their days playing video games and wearing the same crap as they did when they are 18.

    Your username is the name of the evil organization in the Japanese children's cartoon Naruto.
     


  10. DLester

    DLester Senior member

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    People of all ages wear sneakers, so I don't see how anyone could be too old for them. There are some sneakers that are probably best left to 15 y/o or senior citizens, but those aren't popular here for good reason.

    OP, if you want assistance with sneakers, post a fit pic and get input that is specific to your style.
     


  11. Johdus Fanfoozal

    Johdus Fanfoozal Senior member

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    Yeah, that's right. You know what you're looking at. Bask in the glory, but don't loiter or stare.

    I just bought these bad boys for $36. So I'll be damned if I'm gonna let some Interwebs guy talk me out of putting them on my 35-year-old feet.

    Ain't nobody gonna stop me from being a straight up, hardcore sneaker baller.
     


  12. Lane

    Lane Senior member

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    I dont wear sneakers anymore and im 21. Although my taste just requires a lot of money to be spent, and I just prefer to spend it on nice boots.
     


  13. Achillus

    Achillus Senior member

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    It depends on what kind of sneakers you wear. But i dont think you are to old for it.
     


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    You're never too old for sneakers! :slayer:
     


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