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Hype Beast Or Basic? Investigating The Shoes Of CB

Sneakers are a status symbol, and that symbol comes with a price tag that is constantly growing. A person’s footwear is what helps define who they are and what they do outside of school. Sneakers play a big part of style at CB because they help the students diversify from one another and be unique […]

Sneakers are a status symbol, and that symbol comes with a price tag that is constantly growing. A person’s footwear is what helps define who they are and what they do outside of school. Sneakers play a big part of style at CB because they help the students diversify from one another and be unique in the way they dress without breaking the dress code. 

Some wear certain sneakers for the look of the shoe, the comfort, or durability, or simply for the love of sneakers.

Some people like John Posas III (’21), who was rocking some white cement Jordan 3’s, tries to stand out from the crowd like

When asked why he choose those over Vans he says he “liked how they looked and how I comfy they are — they are different from what everyone else has”.

Although they were definitely different from the majority, they were not his all time favorite.

“The Jordan 12’s because they are probably the most comfy Jordan’s,” the junior says.

John’s point of view on the sneaker game and culture at CB is exactly what I thought in my own head about the sneaker love here at CB.

“The sneaker game is dead at Christian Brothers,” John claims. “Everyone walks around in dirty Vans and they look atrocious. The amount of people into sneakers at CB is very small compared to those who don’t care about shoes”. 

Justin Douglas (’21) blends into the she scene as he was rocking crisp white Air Force 1’s. “They’re a classic sneaker”. 

Although the Air Force 1’s are a clean shoe, I knew they weren’t his favorite shoe and wanted to know what he loves to wear.

“Low top Vans” he casually said. But why a shoe such as the basic Vans? “They’re a nice shoe to wear everyday, and they’re very durable”.

Justin agrees with John on his view on the sneaker game at CB. “There’s not really a shoe following at CB except maybe the hype beast who doesn’t even wear the shoes to school”. 

Julian Rodriguez (’20) was blending into the crowd at CB, but somehow stood out with his all black suede Vans that look almost as if he never wore them. 

I knew they were too clean to be worn everyday, so I wondered what he usually wore.

“I usually wear some Jordan 6’s or maybe Converse”.

Although Julian can be seen rocking anything from Vans to Jordans to Converse, those aren’t a shoe that warm his heart like his favorite shoe.

“My favorite shoe has to be some high top Air Force One’s”. Although these are an instant classic, his reasoning for this choice is very profound “They’re a shoe that started the sneaker culture, and they still a clean shoe till this day.”

It seems very obvious that even people with nice shoes tend not to wear them to school. But I still wondered if this senior saw or is seeing a revival of sneaker culture at CB.

“No one here wears nice shoes because people don’t care about shoes and would spend money on other things,” Julian says. “The difference between sneaker culture at other schools compared to here at CB is ridiculous”. 

So next time you’re walking to class or relaxing at break, look around and see who stand out from the rest of the crowd with what’s on their feet from anything from Jordan’s, to Adidas and maybe even some Yeezys.

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