Sunday, March 1, 2009

All laced up and nowhere to go

So I bought some new Adidas yesterday, which was an event in and of itself.  When did standard Adidas become so hard to find?  I just wanted some basic Superstar II-white with black lines.  That's it.  Nothing crazy, nothing special, nothing outlandish, just plain white adidas with black stripes.  You would have thought I was asking for shoes that were made out of baby seal lined with kitten fur by the reaction I got at shoe stores.  I went to 14 stores over the course of two days....yes, 14 stores before I found a place that carried them.  

Which got me thinking, is this a regional issue? I ALWAYS bought Adidas growing up, every place carried them.  I had them in every accent color over the years, but my favorite was the white with silver.  Every store around here only carries Nike.  Now, I have nothing against Nike, I'm just an Adidas girl.  I finally went to this little tiny shop called Pro Athletic which carried a ton of them.  Clearly this is where I will be going from now on to buy sneakers.  Oh, and I only wear a boy's 5 which makes shoe shopping a chore because I can't have the same shoes as students in my class-that is just weird.

When I finally found them I bought two new pairs of shoes (14 stores, I think I deserved two pairs-black accent and blue accent) and can't wear them because it is raining and snowing and there is no way in hell I am f*cking up my new shoes.  SOOOO, I did some Googling on ways to tie shoes. 

Here are my new shoes with fun lacing courtesy of Hourlylaff.
In case you also are stuck inside due to the weather, here are all 15 ideas so you can re-lace your sneakers today!

13 comments:

lesbo said...

i wore those in every color growing up, too!
and silver was MY personal fave!

are they just as comfy as they used to be?

Jude said...

I don't think you can beat the retro look on sneaks. 14 stores with a lot of determination, I'd say you deserved two pairs!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Lesbo-as the risk of sounding like a gay man, they are fabulous! The silver ones are the best because they go with everything. I'm not sure why they don't get as much recognition as they use to, but Nike has the monopoly around here.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Jude-that's what I'm saying...I'll be going back to buy more later on :-)

Propane Amy said...

I think I must be the only person on earth that has only 2 pairs of shoes at any given time. Oh wait I have 3 pairs at the moment only because I have to include my winter boots. But typically i only have 2 pairs..... and both pairs are work boots. i wear them every where. And if I have someplace nice to go, i clean up a pair and shine them fuckers.....LOL

The Surprise Dyke said...

Propane Amy-exactly, I mean what more do you need?

Carolyn said...

Wow! 14 stores? Makes me grateful for the adidas store we have haha. I <3 my addidas. I strayed this last time though and got a pair of under armour running shoes.

Addidas >>>> Nike.

Awesome laces!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Carolyn-You have an Adidas STORE?!?!?!?! I am beyond jealous...I need a moment to process this

Asphalt Cowboy said...

I love you.

Okay, not really, but Adidas kicks Nike's ass any damn day.

I played soccer back in the day, and we used to have Adidas vs Umbro fights all the time.

The ONLY sneaker in my closet? The Adidas Samba. Black/white indoor turf shoe. Will never wear anything else.

I'm not sure where in NC you are, but google the closest 'Premium Outlet Mall'. They usually have an Adidas store. I used to shop at the one in Dawsonville, GA all the time. Shoot, we even have one in Indiana.

Just don't tell anyone where I get my Hugo Boss from, kay?

Carolyn said...

>.> two actually within a 10 minute driving distance last time I checked. I think it has something to do with southern california's obsession with shoes. I only own a pair or two, but I know people who have more shoes currently than I have probably ever owned in total in my entire life. quite scary.

The Surprise Dyke said...

Asphalt Cowboy-I can't believe I have never heard of an Adidas store, I feel like I've been cheated all these years! Your secret is safe with me :-)

sheA said...

JerSEE- I heart you...I heart your shoes...I live approximately 25 miles from an Adidas factory outlet...geesh size five- so darn adorable- now I know what to get for you in approximately 48 days....thought I would forget that...NO wAaaAAAaaAAAaY!!!!!!!!!!

The Surprise Dyke said...

Shea-I need to look up where an Adidas outlet is by me...only I'm afraid that is where the majority of my paycheck will go!