Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Ode to my Converse

my converse2

They look hideous new,
Smelling of shoe glue,
And they feel too tight,
Although the size is just right.

But after a bit,
They just seem to fit,
With all of your clothes,
There’s even room for your toes.

And you suppose;
“How did I live without them?”

And for a while it’s great,
Even when a mate,
Decides from what he’s seen,
To get a pair in green.

They are unfeasibly cool,
Although only a fool,
Would wear them in red,
Like that tit, ‘Drop Dead Fred’.

But alas, their life is not long,
‘Cause the materials ain’t strong,
Soon the heels give way,
And the white turns to grey.

And you have to say,
“Goodbye”

Yet, you try to hold on,
When the sole is half gone,
‘Cause for pumps they’re quite pricey,
Despite quality = dicey.

They lasted me two years,
Which is the cost of ten beers, (London prices)
Still, their loss is a pain,
But then again, they are crap in the rain.

my converse

20 comments:

garfer said...

Bit whiffy, baseball boots, and as you point out, crap in the rain.

Herge Smith said...

But the best - and not whiffy if you don't have a foot odour problem - foot odour problem mr garfer?

jen said...

You'll snatch my chucks from my dead cold feet!

aasmodeus said...

ah geez. i hold on to my shoes for a decade.

Herge Smith said...

Cool, you call them chucks - I really like that - I call them simply cons - but they are officially known as chucks by mister herge.

What I have added into the poem is that I have 3 pairs, and only 2 are currently losing the battle to live.

Mind you saying that, I can't for the love of god find that most divine of creation, the chuck in plum for me.

Maybe one day again...

MHN for short said...

Nice prose Chimp.

Dave has a pair just like 'em, although his aren't to the 'ratty' stage yet.

suburban wonder said...

I've always hankered after a pair of chucks, but alas, my feet are not long & narrow, but short and chubby. Chucks simply do not fit on a chubby foot.

Pumps? To me, pumps are ladies high heeled shoes.

gzrhrit.

suburban wonder said...

I've always hankered after a pair of chucks, but alas, my feet are not long & narrow, but short and chubby. Chucks simply do not fit on a chubby foot.

Pumps? To me, pumps are ladies high heeled shoes.

gzrhrit.

DrMax said...

Damn...it's always sad to say goodby to a loyal pair of Chuck Taylors.

Sniffy said...

I got mine (pumps not boots) from TK Maxx for £13.

They are, urrm, red (well, it looks good with beige pants).

They still smell of rubber, they're not at all comfortable compared to my Adidas Superstars, but I LOVE EM.

And I love that poem too. You're a genius

Steve Dix said...

If you managed to get two years out of them, then you can hardly complain...

garfer said...

Foot odour is caused by wearing the same pair of shoes every day. Not a lot of people know that.
The entire odour eater shoe insole industry is based on this ignorance.

Aginoth said...

Suddenly I have Alexi Sayle and Doctor Martin Boots in mind

thordora said...

I had to give up after my third pair suffered the same sad death....and now that Nike owns them.......

and there is a special smell now isn't there..

pissoff said...

I wouldn't be seen dead in a pair. I'd look like a fool. Not saying the rest of you look like fools - well, hmmm, actually I'm not even sure if that's accurate.

Definitely not me.

Sniffy said...

Actually, mine are maroon, not red.

Sniffy said...

Herge, you ARE special. Don't you ever forget it.

Karen said...

Hee hee hee! Aren't Converse sorta 1980s? (I've never owned a pair.)

L said...

beautiful... I had to wipe a tear from my eye

Rowan said...

bit surprised you'd wear converse, but yeah, nice shoes.

I watched Drop Dead Fred last night...I can't help but lmao whenever I watch it...just think, wouldn't you like to wipe snot on someone you dislike, behead them, eat them and then poo them all over thier nice neat table? I would!

I find my docs are like that, terrible at first, and then fit like a glove after a bit. My sister had pink cons....oh the 80's...I can't make shoes (besides docs) last longer than a month...How do ou do it? I am hard on my feet.