Ever since the early 90's when I saw a photo of Kurt Cobain in Rolling Stone wearing a pair of Converse One Stars I have wanted to own a pair of my own. I thought they were the coolest looking shoes, next to a pair of Old School Vans. The fact that the lead singer of my, then, favorite band was wearing them was only fuel to add to my fire. However, for some reason I never purchased a pair. Then, one day as I was feeling a bit nostalgic, I decided to order a pair from converse.com, only to find they had stopped producing the shoe. I was heart broken.
A year or so later they began producing the shoe again, but by then the appeal had passed and the opportunity for me to wear tennis shoes had diminished as I was working in an office environment. It no longer made sense for me to purchase the shoes I had dreamed of owning. But now, things may have changed. Apparently Converse is releasing several special edition Kurt Cobain signature shoes in honor of their 100th anniversary. Check out some pictures at the Daily Swarm and NFC.
Now, the question that runs through my mind is, does one wear a limited edition shoe? I guess not. But, if that's the case I see no need for yet another collectible to sit in my closet collecting dust; especially one that could be put to use. I probably wont buy the shoe, but what it has done is revive my interest in owning a pair of One Stars. I might just have to go purchase a pair of those to replace my torn up Old School Vans. So, if you see me walking around in the near future wearing a pair of One Stars congratulate me on achieving a live long dream.