Most of you all see me dressed up the majority of the time but little do you know, I was a huge tomboy growing up. And my first love? You guessed it.. sneakers. In fact, I’ve had this pair of Air Force’s since 11th grade. This Nike funnel hoodie was a recent purchase and I’ve already gotten my money’s worth. It’s so soft, comes in a variety of colors (of course I opted for black) and has a unique funnel neck that doesn’t allow it to feel like a stiff traditional hoodie.
My first job was selling sneakers at FootAction in Sharpstown Mall (for those of you familiar) and I loved it. I met my first love there and I knew he was the one because he had on a pair of Easter Air Force’s before their release date (#goals) LOL! Every two weeks I’d use my paycheck for gas in my Ford Focus, lunch money and a pair of sneakers. By the time I graduated high school, I had a ridiculous amount. By ridiculous I mean… a couple short of 100 pair.
I reached a point shortly after I got into college where I felt tennis shoes were kinda inappropriate. I was no longer going places where I felt comfortable wearing them, seeing as I was all grown and mature, right? I couldn’t part with them though. There was too much glory in owning them, knowing I had jumped through hoops to get my hands on a couple dozen of them. These days I’m much more of a girly girl but every now and then I’ll pull out some classics I haven’t been able to give up and I’m so glad I have them to choose from. I embraced the balance of being that girl who can dress up a pant suit or wear a sweatsuit and sneakers long ago; I think it’s very necessary.