At 1/2/13 10:58 PM, TheColourAwesome wrote:
At 1/2/13 10:54 PM, Xenomit wrote:
I can't believe I'm on the same website with people that honestly care weather a style is 30 years old or 2 years old.Some people have interests that you may not share. Get over it and stop whining.
Heh, it's not even an interest. Just a casual observation on what culture absorbs, and when.
Vans are an integrated brand by any stretch of the imagination. The OP's statement feels out of place when these shoes have long been part of our culture. Their marketing has been highly successful since the Game Boy Advance was still in the 'new' section of Gamestop - and even further back, in the 1970s-80s, before their initial bankruptcy, the company has prospered to a certain degree. To refer to them as a relatively new phenomenon boggles my mind.
It's comparable to calling Quentin Tarentino an amazing up-and-comer director, solely because you saw his name in bold on every Django Unchained poster. Just feels... a bit out of touch with everything.