They Named Some Shoes After Me

I wore Chuck Taylors in the summers for many years, ostensibly as a retro counter-fashion Old Scans_536bthing in the nascent age of overwrought athletic shoes, but the truth was that the first pair I got was $9.95 and just about all we could afford.  I remember being outraged in 1991, when I finally refused to cough up $23.99 for a pair of court shoes that offered no ankle or arch support when I could get a good pair of ugly leather seconds for about the same price.  These clearly don’t cost $9.95, but they are named after me.  Cool, huh?  Click the link below to see the Junk Chuck Sneakers.


About JunkChuck

Native, Militant Westsylvanian (the first last best place), laborer, gardener, and literary hobbyist (if by literary you mean "hack"). I've had a bunch of different blogs, probably four, due to a recurring compulsion to start over. This incarnation owes to a desire to dredge up the best entries of the worst little book of hand-scrawled poems I could ever dream of writing, salvageable excerpts from fiction both in progress and long-abandoned. and a smattering of whatever the hell seems to fit at any particular moment. At first blush, I was here just to focus on old, terrible verse, but I reserve the right to include...anything. Maybe everything, certainly my love of pulp novels growing garlic, the Pittsburgh Steelers and howling at the moon--both figuratively and, on rare occasions, literally.
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2 Responses to They Named Some Shoes After Me

  1. Steve says:

    I always had the Jack Purcell low tops, an even cheaper, knock off version of the famous Chuck Taylors


    • JunkChuck says:

      I don’t remember those for sale in my small town. Steve, those are my actual feet in the lead photo–at SML in 1991. The female legs belong to Ruth Hall. Isn’t that a kick?


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